Growing Tomatoes and Cucumbers Indoors with Simple Grow Lights // Growing Your Indoor Garden #6

Growing Tomatoes and Cucumbers Indoors with Simple Grow Lights // Growing Your Indoor Garden #6

Growing tomatoes and cucumbers indoors with a simple grow light set up is a lot of fun – join me as I share the process with you! I will be posting updates on on indoor pollinating and caring for the plants as they grow. Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss the updates!
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1. Seeds/Fertilizer: (10% off with promo code migardener.com/calikim29)
-Cherry Chadwick Tomato
-Spacemaster Cucumber
-Trifecta+ organic fertilizer

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Related Videos:
How to Grow Microgreens: https://youtu.be/o1DVZUJ6DCE?list=PLH4z_9MDD00JC763unx7ey86F20D0Gnep

How to Grow Salad Greens Indoors: https://youtu.be/bJCs0NHnjLU?list=PLH4z_9MDD00Lion_2NWKsyvPWLezSQ4-v

How to Make an Indoor Grow Light Box: https://youtu.be/bJCs0NHnjLU?list=PLH4z_9MDD00Lion_2NWKsyvPWLezSQ4-v

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50 Comments

  1. R. Jones on December 11, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    This a not so much growing the plants to see the growth but more so a basic transplant that had been seen a kajillion times by now. 7 minutes wasted.

  2. wi54725 on December 11, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Kim, I went out yesterday and purchased grow lights and clip-on fixtures and have also ordered a couple 15 watt indoor LED grow lights. In the past, I have kept peppers and tomatoes alive over the winter, but they never produced flowers or fruit until going back outside in the Spring. I hope this extra lighting will do the trick. Will there be a chapter in your new book on indoor gardening? Your explanation of lumens and kelvin are the absolute best in any media, like you teach science at Cal Tech.

  3. Gary Faucett on December 11, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    when you were transplanting the cherry tomato from the cup to the bag with potting soil. What kind of potting soil do you use? you said you put some fertilizer with it. I was looking for a potting mix for indoor growing, did not know if you made your own or bought it pre made. thanks,gary

  4. Rebel Alien on December 11, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    I’m trying to up my indoor Winter game here in NY. I have a lot in storage from my Summer gardens,but I want to grow 365 days a year.Im addicted. 😜I’m doing your Tiny Tim seeds this Winter🙏

  5. Abbey G on December 11, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    I’m trying my first tomatoes this year! Also, you should do a hair tutorial! I love your hair!

  6. blessedisshegroup on December 11, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    So they are hand pollinated, I’m assuming?

  7. speedxdreems on December 11, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    lol clown garden

  8. valmir de souza silva on December 11, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    Great video! Can I use this guide to grown the tomato and cucamber outside in a mini 4 tier green hose?

  9. Denise Girmer on December 11, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    How about fingerling potatoes indoors?

  10. Randy Hate on December 11, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    No updates? How did they do?

  11. twing21able twing21able on December 11, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    please show me the harvest, guess not

  12. Ed Queener on December 11, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    What is organic fertilizer?

  13. methediva methediva on December 11, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial. I feel more confident about growing veggies now. Do you ever make compost for your soil? Thanks

  14. Sandy Seas on December 11, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Wahoo! I’ve been looking for a simple way to do this; this is perfect! How tall will each plant get? Where did you get the sticks? What are they made of?

  15. Wormhole Garden on December 11, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    That lamp, even at that distance, produces less light than a south-facing windowsill. Even with high-powered HID/LED grow lights, tomatoes are difficult to grow indoors, because of how much light energy they require.

  16. Douglas Crespo on December 11, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    I love this woman. Free knowledge is best. Soak it up while you can.

  17. Kylee Hansen on December 11, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    4 years after this was posted and it is EXACTLY what I need! I jumped right over from MIgardener’s 4yr old video when he mentioned you’re growing full sized tomatoes inside like I am now.

  18. Austin Dumont on December 11, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Im just starting to grow, this tutorial will help me lots, how often do you have to water tomatos and cucumber?

  19. Sean on December 11, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Why not use paper cups? Cucumbers do not like their roots to be disturbed.

  20. Jyl L. on December 11, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    I have a 1000w and 850w grow light and 1 room to grow in. How many plants can you grow with 2 lights? I want a pot of carrots (i like your cardboard divider idea), potatoes, beans, kale, chives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and anything else that will grow. This will be the first indoor garden we’ve had. We want to maximize every inch of growing space. I’ll bet we have to turn pots a lot.

  21. Tam willits on December 11, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Is that variety of cucumber self pollinating ?

  22. J H on December 11, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Are those cucumber varieties good for making dill pickles like persian or kirby cucumbers?

  23. Jessica Andrade on December 11, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    I just got tomatoes to grow, what w are your bulbs

  24. ShockTroop on December 11, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    by the time the video ended, the tomato plant tops were cooking, literally.

  25. wi54725 on December 11, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Just an update to my indoor vegetable gardening experiment. After buying full spectrum grow lights on my bell peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, and even a zucchini, I saw that they were staying alive but not thriving. After discussing my issues with a local hydroponic gardener, I went to Walmart and bought one LED colored grow light for each plant and added it to the light I was already using. This morning, I looked at my Peruvian hot pepper plants, and they are covered in blooms with a couple of large peppers on them. The mini sweet bell peppers are loaded with at least 2 dozen peppers and many additional blooms. I have a couple of tiny desk fans blowing gentle air on them, and this must be aiding in the pollination as well as retarding any growth of mold. The cucumbers have grown to the point where I had to go with larger PVC pipes, and they have multiple yellow flowers. I have been a bit lax in taking the paint brush to pollinate them, but I did so this morning.

    The only negative is that my timer that controls the light turning on and off is hard to get to without moving a lot of stuff around. When the clocks were moved back to Standard Time, I forgot that the timer would turn the lights on an hour earlier, and that meant 4:45 AM. The light from that room leaks into our closed bedroom door, and I am a very light sleeper. I keep telling myself to go into the grow room and move all the stuff to get to the timer, but then I look at everything that has to be moved. So, I will just stuff towels under the bedroom door starting tonight.

    Thanks for making this series. This has been the first time in my gardening life that I grow food not just for the nutrition value, but because it is fun to have the veggies in the house where the deer, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, and chipmunks can’t pillage and plunder. And, because we have the room now, we have continuing supplies of microgreens.

  26. Shantanu Watwe on December 11, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    That’s awesome….But how will they get pollinated indoors? No wind, no rain drops, no pollinating bees.!!!

  27. tangobayus on December 11, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    5k and 3K LEDs are now about $5 at lowes/home depot. These can be placed within 2" of the top of the plant- closer increases the light intensity (inverse square law).

  28. Solange Boudreau on December 11, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Can’t wait to try this!!!

  29. Rosemary Noblin on December 11, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Lights look super close. How long do you keep the lights on? They grow 100% off a light only?

  30. MariaWelch Santos on December 11, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    so boring… 😔😅hahahaha

  31. Lovin' Jesus on December 11, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Don’t know why the keyboard said "you did" it was suppose to say "I’ll do hydroponics"
    Thanks for your help

  32. L33tLady on December 11, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Oh my gosh, thank you! I have been searching for a how-to garden indoors and yours is the best by far. Pleasant instructional manner and easy to follow.

  33. Lovin' Jesus on December 11, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    What happened with the tomatoes and cucumbers that you grew indoors. I didn’t see a video where you were able to get a harvest. I’m worried about the plants flowering. I can’t grow outside and really need to do it inside. You did hydroponics, but I need to know if the plants will produce fruit.

  34. Ding Dizon on December 11, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    How do you go about pollination?

  35. Tanmay Patankar on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    What are the specifications of your grow light and how long do u keep them switched on?

  36. Amy Ball on December 11, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Have you tried or had any luck with growing avocado trees? I had one growing for 2 yrs then i got bad bugs in my soil and they killed my tree

  37. Mikki's Oasis on December 11, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    I am currently growing the space master cucumbers along side my beefsteak tomato and the cucumber has dwarfed the tomato plant. I would have used a larger support.

  38. Hortondlfn1 on December 11, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Your grow light system is beyond brilliant!

  39. Taurus Lake on December 11, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    SUBSCRIBED! :o)

  40. Ethan allen on December 11, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Bottle of sand and pipe= Brilliant!! Thanks

  41. اشرف غالي on December 11, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    👑👑👑👑

  42. D S on December 11, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Just place your seeds in damp paper towels and place in sandwich baggie. Three to five days later healthy seeds germinate.

  43. Jonathan Jaucian on December 11, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    How long should I leave the light on?

  44. ChrissyAndC on December 11, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Is it possible to grow them without using grow lights? Could I sit them next to a window sill instead?

  45. Russell Dixon on December 11, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you Kim, for the good, simple directions. I’ve been wanting to start growing some vegis indoors so that I can enjoy my own organic vegis, and to satisfy my green thumb urge. Yours is the first video I chose. Good luck to you CaliKim, wish me some luck too.

  46. Dave on December 11, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    if you bury the cup into the soil then then remove it. Take your plant out of the cup it will fit perfectly into the hole you just made in the pot.

  47. Konstantin E on December 11, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Where is the harvest part? Did those light bulbs actually produce any cucumbers?

  48. CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY on December 11, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    MY BOOK: Organic Gardening for Everyone: Homegrown Vegetables Made Easy – Signed, personalized copies available at https://calikimgardenandhome.com/books/organic-gardening-for-everyone/.
    CaliKim Seed Collections and CaliKim Smart Pots: https://calikimgardenandhome.com
    Good Dirt Indoor Potting Mix: http://good-dirt.com 10% off with code “calikim10” 
    Smart Pots containers (excluding CK Smart Pots): 10% off w/ code “calikim” at https://smartpots.com 
    Vermisterra Worm Castings, Worm Tea: 10% off w/ code “calikim” at https://vermisterra.com
    What are you growing indoors? Thanks for watching!

  49. Beverley Corney on December 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    kim when i first put seeds in soil do i keep the grow lights on them for all 6 weeks 24 /7 till i plant them outside

  50. Ellie Sheldahl on December 11, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    How come you don’t use LED lights? What is the difference between all the different kinds of light bulbs?

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