Grower Community Blog

Grower Community Blog

March 6, 2024
How to Grow Better Orchids with LED Grow Lights

Cultivating orchids under the right conditions transforms the challenge of growing these exquisite plants into a rewarding endeavor. Active Grow's advancement in LED grow light technology offers a nuanced approach for nurturing orchids, aimed at both home growers and enthusiasts seeking effective product recommendations.

February 28, 2024
How to Grow Better: Understanding PAR, PBAR, PPF, PPFD & DLI

LED grow lights have surged in popularity due to their efficiency, longevity and the control they offer over plant growth. To fully harness these benefits, understanding a few key terms—PAR, PBAR, PPF, PPFD and DLI—is essential. Active Grow, leveraging expertise since 2013, offers insights into optimizing your growth strategy by finding the right lighting solution for you and your plants.

February 21, 2024
How to Grow Better with High CRI LED Grow Lighting

In the evolving landscape of indoor gardening, the quest for the perfect grow light is paramount. The right lighting not only influences plant health and yield but also the overall management and enjoyment of the garden. Among the myriad of options available, high Color Rendering Index (CRI) LED grow lighting has emerged as a game-changer, offering benefits that closely mimic natural sunlight.

February 13, 2024
Top 10 Flowers to Grow Indoors with LED Grow Lights

For indoor gardeners using LED grow lights, selecting the right flowers to cultivate can dramatically impact the success and vibrancy of your indoor garden. Here’s a guide tailored for those looking to start flowers indoors with the assistance of Active Grow LED grow lighting, ensuring each plant gets the optimal conditions it needs to thrive.

February 7, 2024
How to Grow Better with the Active Grow Integrated Strip T5 LED Grow Light

When it comes to optimizing your indoor garden, choosing the right grow light is paramount. The Active Grow Integrated Strip T5 LED Grow Lights stand out as an efficient, versatile solution for a variety of indoor gardening needs. This guide addresses key questions to help you understand why and how to use these lights effectively.

December 13, 2023
How a Local LED Hydroponic Microfarm Provides Hyper Fresh Produce

We interview David Pryor of Vertigrow Produce, a local hydroponic microfarm based in Waxahachie City, Texas, that has made a significant impact in providing sustainably grown specialty produce to the Dallas area using Active Grow LED grow lights.

December 6, 2023
Mastering LED Grow Lights Guide for Indoor Gardening Pros

This guide is crafted to empower both beginners and experienced cultivators to achieve horticultural excellence. Let's delve into the scientific principles and advanced techniques that underpin successful indoor gardens using state-of-the-art LED grow light systems.

November 8, 2023
Why Blue Light is Best for Growing Mushrooms

Blue light can be an invaluable element in the mushroom cultivation process, aiding a range of species, from oyster and shiitake to lion's mane and psilocybin, in producing bountiful and high-quality yields.

October 11, 2023
Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights

As you embark on indoor gardening with LED grow lights, it's paramount to be aware of potential pitfalls. Follow our guide below to ensure your plants not only survive, but thrive!

October 4, 2023
Active Grow LED Grower Success Stories - Fall '23 Pt. 2

See what growers around the country are growing with Active Grow LED Grow Lights in Part 2 of our Fall '23 collection of LED Grower Success Stories videos below.

September 20, 2023
Active Grow Spectrum Guide: Best Plant Types & Stages for Each Spectrum

At Active Grow, we’ve developed LED grow light spectrums to help growers ensure their plants thrive and produce the best possible yield. With this detailed guide, growers can make informed decisions about the best spectrum for their specific plants and growth stages.

September 6, 2023
Active Grow LED Grower Success Stories - Fall '23 Pt. 1

See what growers around the country are growing with Active Grow LED Grow Lights. Check out Part 1 of our Fall '23 collection of LED Grower Success Stories videos below.

August 31, 2023
Integrated Dual T8 LED Grow Lights VS Fluorescent Shop Lights - Know Before You Grow

Switching to Active Grow Integrated Dual T8 LED Grow Lights from T8/T12 fluorescent shop lights offers a transformative experience for indoor gardening. These LED lights provide significant energy savings, enhanced water resistance, longer lifespans, seamless connectivity and more.

August 23, 2023
Top 10 Plants to Start in Early Fall

Planting in early fall can be a great way to extend the growing season and take advantage of the cooler temperatures and increased rainfall. Check out our Top 10 Plants.

May 17, 2023
Why White PEVA Grow Tents are Better than Mylar - Know Before You Grow

Introducing the revolutionary grow tent material outshining mylar: White PEVA (Polyethylene Vinyl Acetate). This cutting-edge vinyl is proving to be a game changer in creating the ideal controlled environment, surpassing traditional mylar.

May 8, 2023
T5 LED Grow Lamps VS Fluorescent Tubes - Know Before You Grow

Upgrading to T5 LED grow lamps from T5 fluorescents offers numerous benefits for plant growth and cost savings. With a longer lifespan and dedicated horticultural spectrums, LED lamps are more energy efficient, emit less heat and are environmentally friendly.

April 19, 2023
Top 10 Tips for Transplanting Seedlings Outdoors

Transplanting seedlings outdoors provides them with more space and better growing conditions which can result in healthier, stronger plants that are better able to resist pests and diseases. Check out our Top 10 Tips.

March 29, 2023
Top 10 Plants to Start Indoors from Seed

Growing seeds indoors offers more control over the growing environment, extends the growing season and saves money. Check out our Top 10 Plants.

March 15, 2023
Top 10 Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting seedlings indoors can be a great way to get a head start on your garden and ensure healthy, robust plants. Check out our Top 10 Tips.