Growing plants without sunlight is possible, even for those who do not feel they have a green thumb. Hydroponics – the technique of growing plants without soil – also requires special “growth lights” to replace sunlight, since most hydroponic gardens are grown within a building, basement or cellar. Although this type of gardening requires more work and expenses at the beginning to obtain the special lighting equipment, the benefits of an interior garden can overcome the potential disadvantages.


1 Prepare the culture box by drilling a small hole in one end for drainage, about 1 inch to 2 inches in diameter (or enough to keep the drain plug wide), about 4 inches from the bottom of the container.

2 Adjust the air bubbler of an aquarium in the container at the bottom to circulate oxygen to the roots of the plants. These can be purchased from a hydroponic supplier or made at home with the appropriate materials.

3 Place the mesh tray on the top of the culture box, securing it on the top edge. There should not be a difference of only several inches between the bottom of the growing box and the mesh tray. This space will have a solution of water and nutrients for the plants. The trays can be purchased from a hydroponic supplier or handled at home with wire mesh or plastic gardening trays.

4 Pour 2 inches of the chosen stabilizer material into the mesh tray, spreading it evenly with your hand. This material has the plant in place as the roots grow downward, towards the solution of nutrients and water in the bottom of the culture box.

5 Add the liquid nutrient and water to the bottom of the container, making sure it is in contact with the bottom of the mesh tray.

6 plants place in the stabilization material. The lower part of the plant must be able to extend through the mesh so that the roots reach the liquid nutrient. Water plants in the upper part, allowing the water to flow towards the solution. Do not water in excess.

7 Place the culture box in a permanent place. Place the chosen growth light on the box, thus ensuring that it does not fall, but it can be easily removed if necessary.

If you follow these simple steps you can rest assured that you will receive a LED Grow Light that will grow huge flowers and last a long time. Click here for more information about the grow a plant without sunlight.

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