Indoor farming is not just the latest thing. It has become a necessary part of the lifestyle of many Americans across the country. With the rising cost of products coupled with the uncertainty of what you are buying these days, it is time to take control of your vegetable and fruit production.
In-house gardening offers practical alternatives that beginners can learn and perfect over time. Below is a short guide of why you should choose an in-house garden over going to the supermarket.
Gardening Fits In Your Budget
While there are some indoor gardening start-up costs such a hydroponic system, a room renovation, and, of course, the plants, indoor gardens are surprisingly budget-friendly. In fact, by the time you set up your environment, you will notice how much money you save in groceries alone. Maintaining your garden throughout the year is a cost-effective venture that is an investment into your health and the environment at large.
In today's agricultural market you never know where your produce is coming from, what is inside it, or who grew it. Even companies that claim to produce organic products still grow plants in the soil that fertilized with manure from livestock known to contain heavy metals. By utilizing a controlled environment in your home, you can ensure that your fruits and vegetables are healthy and free of contaminant.
One of the concerns of home-growers is providing the right type of lighting for plants. Instead of trying to position your plants on the side of the house where the sun shines most you can utilize supplemental lighting.
Companies such as GrowFilm™ have developed LED lights that are ideal for plant growth. The small size of LEDs and their efficient use of energy make them particularly useful in small or enclosed areas. Most plants need broad-spectrum light for optimal growth. Blue and white light LEDs benefit foliage houseplants and can be combined with red lights to provide a broad-spectrum environment.
Reduce Waste Based on Need
If there were ever a good reason to grow your vegetables, it would be to control the amount of food waste that may come out of your home each day.
Consider this: In the United States, 30-40 percent of the food turns into waste. This estimate, based on estimates from USDA's Economic Research Service of 31 percent food loss at the retail and consumer levels, corresponded to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food in 2010.
Consider this: US consumers wasted nearly one pound of food per person per day from 2007–2014. Here’s a breakdown of the waste:
● 39% - Fruits, vegetables
● 17% - Dairy
● 14% - Meat
● 12% - Grains
● 5% - Other foods and dishes
Personal indoor gardens solve this problem without creating a complex, costly environment. You can monitor how much food you grow depending on your individual needs. You reduce your waste and no longer contribute to industrial waste worldwide.
Instant Access to Crops at Home
Due to urban conditions, there are far more people living in flats or small homes which don't have access to a garden or even a healthy food store. If you live in a metropolitan area, then you know difficult it can be to access clean, healthy food.
Indoor gardening allows you to enjoy the benefits of gardening from the comfort of your own home. Indoor gardens also provide easy access to savory herbs you can enjoy all year long without waiting for your food to arrive in-season.
LED Lighting From GrowFilm™
If you re looking for a sustainable solution for providing lighting for your indoor garden, GrowFilm™ provides innovative LED lighting for any environment. Or products can help your plants develop as you grow your garden.
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