Kitchen Grow Light Shelves for Herbs

August 2, 2018

When you want to grow edibles and herbs in your kitchen, you might discover that you don't have enough light to support good plant growth. You might need to install some grow lights to keep your herbs happy. In these kitchen grow light shelves I designed, I mixed up my plant selection with fresh herbs and ornamental plants.

Orchids, ferns, and herbs growing in my kitchen.
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

Place lamps within 6 to 12 inches of your plants. Leave them on for 16 to 18 hours per day if plants receive little to no light from windows. If there is partial ambient light, 12 to 14 hours are adequate. In these fixtures, I'm using HOT5 Fluorescent grow lamps.

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