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July 2, 2024
Celebrate Independence Day with Summer Regional Planting Tips

As we celebrate Independence Day across America, itโ€™s a great time to remember that summer is far from over and thereโ€™s still plenty of time to grow the vegetable garden of your dreams. Hereโ€™s a regional guide to help you know what you can plant this summer.

June 26, 2024
Nepenthes Odyssey Reviews the New 3-Tier Walden Grow Tent

See the new 3-Tier Walden White LED Grow Tent Kit in action as carnivorous plant expert, Samantha Filoso, reviews setting up the tent and using it to create an ideal controlled environment for her Nepenthes collection. Follow Samantha on Instagram @nepenthesodyssey.

June 19, 2024
Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast Interviews Founder of Active Grow, Taylor Schaberg

Michael Colligan and Greg Ehrich, the hosts of the infamous Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast, interview Taylor Schaberg, the owner and founder of Active Grow about his journey, HPS vs LED grow lights, light spectrums, the state of the industry and everything else grow lighting.

June 5, 2024
How to Smoothly Switch from HPS to LED Grow Lights

Switching from High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) to LED grow lights can bring numerous benefits, including energy savings and optimized plant growth conditions. This blog will guide you through the necessary adjustments to optimize your growing environment under LED lighting, ensuring healthy plants and maximizing yields.

May 29, 2024
How to Grow Better: Leveraging the Emerson Enhancement Effect with LED Grow Lights

In the realm of indoor gardening and commercial horticulture, understanding and utilizing the Emerson Enhancement Effect can efficiently boost plant growth and yield. To fully benefit from these advantages, it's essential to understand how the Emerson Enhancement Effect can be harnessed to optimize your LED lighting strategy.

May 15, 2024
Pest Management Strategies for Indoor Growers

Indoor gardening, especially under controlled conditions provided by LED grow lights, grow tents and ventilation kits, offers numerous advantages over traditional outdoor gardening. One significant benefit is the ability to manage pests more effectively.

May 1, 2024
Top 10 Vegetables to Start Indoors for Spring

Starting your vegetable seeds indoors under LED grow lights is a fantastic way to get a jump on the growing season. This method allows gardeners to control growing conditions meticulously, ensuring robust and vigorous seedlings ready for transplant.

April 22, 2024
Active Grow Celebrates Earth Day with Earth Heart Growers

As we celebrate Earth Day, we are excited to spotlight the wonderful initiatives of Earth Heart Growers (EHG), a valued 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Through our engagement with 1% for the Planet, Active Grow is honored to support EHG's mission.

April 17, 2024
Empowering Communities with Hydroponic LED Grow Lights

As we reflect on Earth Day and the many initiatives we support during Earth Month, Active Grow is excited to showcase a transformative project led by a young Life Scout from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This story highlights the impact of community engagement and sustainable technology, with a special focus on how Active Growโ€™s contributions are nurturing green initiatives.

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 termsโ€”PAR, PBAR, PPF, PPFD and DLIโ€”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. Hereโ€™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. Theย Active Grow Integrated Strip T5 LED Grow Lightsย 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, weโ€™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.