ALL ABOUT PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Being familiar with LED grow light is a turning point for any homeowner.

I know that many of us have limited knowledge about how LED can be valuable for raising an indoor hydroponic garden. We assumed that plants could only grow in soil and sunlight. Maybe, that’s what we’re taught as a child to believe.

But as we have grown, it got to the point that we became knowledgeable about soilless gardening. There are growers today that have found LED grow light more practical since it gives them the ability to control the intensity of light.

The Difference Between Natural Light and Artificial Light

Light is visible in white color with the human eye. But actually, it is a fusion of rainbow colors, and some colors do not help with plant growth. The pigments in plants only will absorb several colors and reflect the others. Chlorophyll, the pigment which is used during the process of photosynthesis, will only absorb violet, blue and red spectrums and the green spectrums will be reflected, in which had become the plants’ natural color.

For indoor hydroponic gardens, photosynthesis can still take place by making use of LED grow light. The difference with this approach is the limitation of colors being emitted – with red and blue spectrums, and the intensity can be controlled. Sunlight is out of the picture, but the plants can still get the right amount of light.

Unlike the sun, LED grow light can eliminate night time hours and can supply energy to plants even during non-sunny days. Of course, the response to different spectrums and intensity may vary from every plant. Less light can delay plant growth while more light can speed it up. Painting the grow room in white can increase plant growth up to 80%. However, although you can leave the light on 24 hrs a day, you need to let your plants rest for about 4 hours in the dark.

Getting Started

If you want additional information, you need to take time to research about LED grow lights. There is a range of products to select from, and there are some other lighting systems available too. There are prefabricated ones, or you can build a lighting system on your own. This can influence on decision making, and you will find the situation difficult without drawing a plan.

So assess your needs first since the ideal type of LED grow light can vary from the size of your garden, the growing environment, what you want to plant and your budget. Not to mention the skills you have got. Maybe you have to do some more reading or have to consult a professional.

One of the biggest advantages that photosynthesis bring to our lives is nutrition. Fruits and vegetables are an incredibly important staple in our diets. They have amazing qualities that not only ensure a full stomach, but they also offer great antioxidant and cleansing properties as well as an inexpensive way to fulfill a person’s nutritional and vitamin needs. Nuts and legumes like walnuts are known to be chock-full of protein but, as many do not know, they are also a good source of Omega-3 fats. Any citrus such as oranges, lemons or grapefruit offers unprecedented levels of vitamin C, which for the pirates out there will help fight against scurvy. Rather than having to read through and memorize a full list of fruits and vegetables, people would be best to just keep in mind that they all have something to offer that a bag of potato chips or a candy bar just cannot compete with.

It is quite amazing just how much flowers, trees, bushes and shrubs offer humankind. From paper to medicine to the air we breathe, the benefits of these silent life forms are a wonder to behold.