What are the best plants to grow indoors under lights in the winter?

The best plants to grow indoors under lights are greens. They require only basic daylight white bulbs. Fruiting plants such as tomato, pepper and cucumber required special, warmer spectrum, high-output lights that stimulate flowering.

Here is a list of the best plants to grow indoors under lights in the winter:

- leafy vegetables such lettuce, spinach, chard
- herbs such as basil, oregano and parsley

I use indoor grow lights from Hydrofarm available from Amazon for $59. The containers are Growums SIPs. The best lights are high-output daylight white at 6500K. Hydrofarm JumpStart 4 feet system has 50W, 6500 K bulb.

The lights must be on for 12-16 hours every day. I typically switch them on immediately after I come home from work in the evening and switch them off just before I leave for work in the morning.

AeroGarden is a simple aeroponics system with CFLs. There is no soil, potting mix or hydroponics. However, the container size is small and the system is relatively expensive at $140.

Top Tips for Indoor Herb Gardening - About.com YouTube http://bit.ly/16UYL4R

Best Herbs to Grow Indoors from About.com -- Certain herbs are more likely than others to survive in indoor herb gardens. This video will show you just a few of the best herbs to consider growing indoors:


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