Most likely it’s the many myths, some started by the light manufacturers themselves, which have given LED grow lights such a bad reputation with indoor gardeners. It seems as if many LED lighting manufacturers don’t actually grow with their lights: their leadership team usually consists of a lighting engineer, plus an entrepreneur with an interest in gardening. Neither of them has much indoor gardening experience, if any. They’re chasing the next trend with the hope of turning a dollar, and with little practical gardening experience backing up their claims, they have inadvertently poisoned their market with misinformation.
Whether you're propagating tabletop lettuce or a batch of the sticky ickies, window sills just won't cut it. You need yourself a proper lighting rig to get the most of your indoor garden. Here's what you need to know.