Grow light set ups are confusing for many home gardeners. In this video, I’ll make it easy by sharing my 3 favorite quick and simple indoor grow light set ups and explain the basics of lumens and kelvin. With these tips, you’ll be able to quickly set up your indoor grow lights to start your vegetable seedlings indoors!

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1. Clamp light set up:
-8.5” Clamp Light:
-CFL bulbs:
-LED bulbs:
-Grow light box – plastic storage tote:

2. Shop light set up:
-SHOPLIGHT (fixture) Fluorescent Worklight, (for T-12 bulbs):
-T12 Fluorescent Light Bulb, (10 Pack), 4’:
– LED light fixture with bulbs:

3. Table top grow light set up (Ferry Morse):

4. Timer:

5. Peat pellets:
-100 count:
-Peat Pellet starter greenhouse, 50 count:

FREE growing guide “Grow 3 Vegetables in 6 Weeks”: 

-eBook “Growing 5 Warm Weather Vegetables Made Easy”

-Garden Coloring Book

How to Start Vegetable Seedlings Indoors – 2 Ways:
How to Make a Grow Light Box for Vegetable Seedlings:


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3 Easy Grow Light Set Ups for Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors & Lumens and Kelvin Explained

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  • Shaneen Smith

    Can i use a bright lummen LED with a kelven of 6500?? Is it ok its an LED???? as long as it meets those requirements??

  • Tirzah Pritchard

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Will be out first year growing seeds indoors and you answered so many questions. God bless.

  • Brett Kennedy

    If anyone has a Fred Meyer close by – I just got a 72-plant Jiffy greenhouse kit for $10 (as of 3/5/19) – Might be some sales coming on soon with Home Depot's Spring Black Friday which I think starts around April of this year.

  • Cheryl Apperley

    Thank you for explaining everything so clearly. I’ve tried starting seedlings indoors so many times and they always fail. Now I know why and this year they’ll be great. Thanks so much!

  • Rebecca Knight-Slivka

    Very informative! Thank you for breaking it down. I'm new to all things farmish and am learning so much. I'm interested in learning more.

  • Big Bubba

    Be wary of the Ferry Morse grow lights she showed on the video. The attachment points on the light fixture for the wire legs are very fragile. They break at the drop of a hat. A very small hat.

  • Christopher Paul

    I think you’re awesome.
    Not what I was looking for, but awesome.
    If you could help me out on my project please let me know.
    I just bought an RV and would love an herb garden on some small wooden shelves under my tv.
    LED lights I assume.. but how can I protect the wood? Hmm
    If you can help I’ll send you pics,
    Thank you.

  • peaceful inspirations

    what a blessing this video was. I have started microgreens but did not know what to do for a grow light since most are so expensive. I am going to to check out both clamp light ideas. I think instead of sand I will put dried beans or rice in the gallon jugs. Not so messy. I hope to learn more from you. I am excited about growing my own food. : )

  • Charlie Wilson

    I see this video was made Jan. 2018. It is now Feb. 2019. A few months ago I was looking for some CFL light bulbs and I couldn't hardly find any. I looked at Lowes, Home Depot and Walmart. CFL's can be found online of course, but not many can be found in local stores. I assume government regulations has forced every body into LED's. I am not complaining, I use LED's around my house also. But if anyone is looking for CFL's to use for grow lights you might have a problem finding them. LED tube lights are easy to find, as are the scre in LED's although somewhat higher priced.

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