I’ve been wondering why more people don’t grow their own vegetables the simple way: grow lights. Right now, I’ve been experimenting with multiple systems of gardening: traditional in-ground, aquaponics and indoor systems. Of these systems, indoor sprout gardening is clearly the easiest.
There are a number of vegetables that can be grown to a harvestable size quickly, then eaten. Among these are products such as: pea sprouts, basil, fennel, mizuna, radish, lettuce, bean sprouts and mustard greens. The image in the picture above is of dwarf grey sugar pea sprouts. They can be grown in a windowsill, under grow lights or for fastest results, both. These took about 10 days to get to this size and are ready to eat. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this Johnny’s Seed video.
For price and quality, growing your own vegetables is the way to go. Indoor gardening removes the harder parts of farming such as insects and weather. Best of all, it’s available to everyone, including apartment dwellers. Grow lights are also becoming more and more available. Home Depot sells a line of inexpensive fixtures, as does Amazon. If the red and blue lights are hard on the eyes, there are grow lights that approximate visual sunlight too.