Everything A Beginner Needs to Know About Grow Lights

Thinking about starting a garden indoors or if you want to get a jump start on your seedlings, a growlight is needed. This episode will give you all the information you will need to get started.


  1. Sharon Hailey on March 18, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you much

  2. OldFart Gardener on March 18, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    I wish he would have given examples of how far to raise your lights based on the lumens. Mine are 4300 lumens so how high can I effectively keep my lights above the plants.

  3. Andrea Greenhill on March 18, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you!!!

  4. P M on March 18, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Wouldnt it be far better to talk about LUX instead of LUMEN? Because lux ist de density of light and doesnt care about lumen, you just have to adjust the distance of your lightsource, whatever brightness it might have.

  5. syfax on March 18, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Hey man, I understand that you want to help and you share your knowledge to other people, but I highly doubt that you actually learned what you are saying from somewhere. Facts are not opinions, you must check them before sharing them. Don’t say that fluorescent tubes are less powerful than LED because "they are just tubes filled with a glowing gas" I mean come on ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Anyway I respect your work, you have great knowlegde in how to make your plants survive and all, but don’t try to give explanations that you just "feel" are right. Facts are not opinions.

  6. melody hallelujah on March 18, 2021 at 11:19 pm


  7. Susan Appleby on March 18, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Purchased a 4 headed LED grow light that can be charged with Solar power banks. Il see how they get on in the spring while the sun becomes more effective. They were not expensive but are very portable and they don’t use any electricity from the mains so I am good with that.

  8. Mads Ambjรธrner on March 18, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Any good white light Strips in Europe?

  9. Robert Marsh on March 18, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    You made this simple topic so confusing, probably the answer was in the video somewhere but couldn’t handle it to the end. Could of been done in a 2 min.

  10. Patrick Li on March 18, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Does anyone know If it is safe for humans if I use that 30000 lumen big lights in the living (want to grow a lemon tree in the entrance hall of the house)? Thank you

  11. Write Angles on March 18, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    "You should spend as much as you’ve got in your budget"

    What can I get for 12 cents?

  12. Sylvie Labrecque on March 18, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Great video, really helpfull.
    I have a question, how long do you leave the light turn on?

  13. Bob Harms on March 18, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    your experience and the way you explain things for an old man like me makes your presentations enjoyable as well as informative. Thank you

  14. Tiago Vaz on March 18, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    @MIgarderner Hi ๐Ÿ˜€
    I have an question, would an LED Energy Saver Compact Fluorescent T2 Twister 3500-Kelvin, 23-Watt (100-Watt Equivalent), work on growing basil? How do i know, the amount of green light does it output? Is it based on the Kelvin? Thank you love you videos ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Andi Elliott on March 18, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Great explanation!

  16. themschwitters on March 18, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Iโ€™m not growing other things ๐Ÿ˜‚

  17. Bonnie French on March 18, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Is it possible to grow root vegetables in a dirt floored basement, it is about 55 f. year round a little humid & has no natural light?

  18. Kristina Cavallo on March 18, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Great video. Easy to understand and very informative.

  19. Diego Delgado on March 18, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Do you have a video reference or recommendation on having a small 2 rack set up that fits 4 trays of 10×20 for micro greens for someone that is renting 1 room in a house? Do you think custom build is the only option?

  20. ClockySauce on March 18, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Has there ever been another very exciting video on any other channel?

  21. Punkydoodle on March 18, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I just bought a hanging LED T8 shop light. 6500k and 6000 lumens. How far away should I place it over my seedlings? I’ve read 24 -36" but that seems so far.

  22. C C on March 18, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I got 6000k daylight 2600lumens t5 integrated led fixture.

  23. wampitywompwomp dingalingaling on March 18, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    This dude’s 12 pot plants are probably beasts! Lol

  24. Steve Jackson on March 18, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    So lumens determine distance but you failed to provide a formula of lumen/distance.

  25. Ahmed Osama on March 18, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    what is the type of the camera you are using ??

  26. K on March 18, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    I so appreciate your channel. Simple, easy and to the point. Thank you.

  27. Tommy McKiddy on March 18, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Unless you’re growing a market garden that is your main income then a $700 grow light isn’t worth it.

  28. George Aspras on March 18, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you for the info. I am a first time gardener looking to start seeding next month. What should the schedule be for the light to turn on and how long should the light stay on?

  29. Careymd on March 18, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Easily could have done this in 2 minutes

  30. Keri Beirdneau on March 18, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Best tips: "just get growing. Don’t complicate it. Work within your limitations." I WAY over did it last year. We’re in a 3 bedroom top floor apartment and my garden was across the street. I was hauling trays and trays of my little guys out there daily to get them the sunshine they needed because I didn’t have the set up for it. I will definitely be scaling back this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the encouragement and permission to, in this case, go small.

  31. Torrie Landsman on March 18, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    you could not have the hid 30x farther away! if the distance doubles the lumens are reduced by a factor of 4 you have to do the math if you are going to give advice that helps people.

  32. Andika Suryananda on March 18, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing about this growlight.

    Watt, just all about cost
    Kelvin, just use cool day light or blue color (6500K)
    Lumen, about distance light and plant

    Do some trial, get your recipe. I got it now, yeay!!!

    Thanks (^^)v

  33. Mark B on March 18, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Get on with it man!

  34. Calli Kohl on March 18, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    My son gave me a shop light, free is good. As I am looking for bulbs I saw fluorescent bulbs that say "daylight". Is that the ones that I want to get?

  35. Bohdan Kyrychuk on March 18, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    nice, buddy, thanks a lot for the content

  36. Terri Persson on March 18, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    How close per lumins?

  37. Dean Anderson on March 18, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Dude, here’s a bit of unsolicited feedback, meant to be helpful. You often share great info which I so appreciate, but man, especially in this video, from my perspective, you carry a condescending, judgmental, pissy attitude. How about you just share your great info without making it so hard to listen to?

  38. Savanah Joy on March 18, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    700?? BRUH

  39. John Woodworth on March 18, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Personally I blame squirrels

  40. Lauren Howell on March 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    How far away should I have 6500k with 5000 lumens from my starts?

  41. DO YOU LIKE KETCHUP? on March 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Nice I enjoyed thank you

  42. Christie Thomas on March 19, 2021 at 12:01 am

    If I get lights with these specs to start seedlings could I use those same lights for house plants or overwintering some of my patio plants?

  43. mmmfloorpie on March 19, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Quit saying compact fluorescent! They are tube fluorescent

  44. Dace Bruz on March 19, 2021 at 12:05 am

    1. LED is best but cost a lot $

    2. Compact fluorescent T5 are cheap and gets the job done. His are from FERRY MORSE 45$.

    3. The light needs to be 6500k ( k is for kelvin)

    4. The more lumens the further you can put it from your plants.

  45. ven rakkhita on March 19, 2021 at 12:06 am

    how did you get the music to actually sound like a mangled tape cassette… i’d forgotten what that sounds like… but … why did you choose it? i assumed this was an old video from 1980

  46. Ocha Lambana on March 19, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Very useful for me who’s just thinking about getting a grow light for the first time. thank you so much๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡.
    1 thing I’m still confused though, how come I saw some kind of grow lights sold online are purple-ish,magenta-ish kinda colour and some others are blue and….some others are white just like the normal house LED that we use to give us light for the house. Are they different from one another and specialized for some particular plants or are they just the same? Because to be honest, my eyes just can’t stand looking at those disco lights kinda colors ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and I’d buy the white grow light instead because it will like the normal house LED. I need to know this before buying it, so please please help me. Thank you in advance ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

  47. Miss Renee on March 19, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Can you post the link to the compact grow light please and thank you

  48. tony yagiello on March 19, 2021 at 12:09 am

    What about full spectrum? I see that on all grow lights, but do I really only need lumen and 6500k to worry about?

  49. Chris Chambless on March 19, 2021 at 12:09 am

    I’m dumber after watching this video.

  50. Jenn B. on March 19, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Thank you for putting this into a language I can understand. Some videos on grow lights are far too complicated to grasp for a newbie.

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