What kind of grow lights do I need

Asked January 24, 2013, 2:22 PM EST

I am going to start my vegetable garden soon indoors and was wondering if you would give me information on grow lights. I would like to know what kind are the best and what light spectrum do I need. Also, where can I find them at a good price. I am going to be planting tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, peppers, and squash. I tried it last year and bought some lights from Home Depot but they were too hot and I couldn't get them close enough to the plants without burning them up. Needless to say my plants shot straight up and didn't fill out.

St. Louis County Missouri

1 Response

Fluorescent lamps properly located should work as a light source for starting seeds indoor. Please refer to MU Guide 6515 for complete information. You can find this publication online at the following web address: http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G6515