I have an indoor cat who loves to knock planters off windowsills (her current kill count is 3). To try and solve this problem, I’m looking to try and grow flowers indoors using LED lights to replace sunlight so I can place planters on spots out of reach of kitties.
Most of the research I’ve found on the internet doesn’t really break down what I need to look for in grow lights, or at least not in a way I understand (or it’s directed at marijuana growers…which I’m definitely not). What I’ve managed to grasp is: leds are the most energy efficient, can give more usable light but less heat to potentially burn the plant, and they offer more customization for what you might need.
So far, I’ve found some full spectrum 100w LED bulbs that I could use in an adjustable desk lamp; however, I don’t know if they’re the best option or if I’m going to be wasting my money on separate bulbs and a lamp when I could get a grow light instead. Does anyone have any experience growing flowers using LEDs? If so, what do I need to look for or are there any brands/products I can trust?
I’m planning on trying to grow a dwarf canna lily, begonia, or ranunculus in a container, if that helps at all. Thank you for any help you give me!