- HPS lamps. Use 600 watts for bigger space and 400 watts for a smaller indoor garden.
- Oscillating fan and keep it running for 24 hours.
- A 24-hour timer for controlling the light periods.
- Pots, trays and growth medium with a mixture of 50% perlite and 50% potting compost
- A pH tester for testing the water and nutrient solutions for the plants.
- White plastic or white paint to cover the walls of the grow room.
- A pH adjuster (ex. phosphoric acid) to maintain the water and nutrient solution pH at around 6.0 to 7.0.
- Nutrients for optimal growth.
So, I started a lttile herb garden about three or four months ago, mainly as a lttile project for my toddlers to participate in and never really believed that it would go anywhere, well i just came back after a month vacation and everything looks amazing! But I do have a few question, I planted three different basils and they are almost waist high, do I have to cut them or can I leave them growing at leisure? I prefer fresh herbs in my cooking, so drying them is not ideal. (though I would if the alternative is worse).Also, my peppermint is growing a bit wild, several thick stems have sprouted, stayed close to the ground and surfaced all over the lttile garden, Should I cut these runaways?The sage is a lttile crazy too, big and bushy but kind of all over the place Last question, I swear, I also planted some lemongrass and some scallions (spring onion?), I know these aren’t exactly herbs, so is that going to pose a problem? The lemongrass seems to be thriving, but the scallions look a bit wilted (let’s be honest, very wilted, all of the 3 separate scallions I planted are either bent in half, or completely laying on the ground) I know it’s a million questions, any help is appreciated!!!!I actually live in Londrina, Brazil. It is very hot here and rather dry, although quite a bit of rain in the summer months, the winters are mild here, think Florida, only a couple of weeks in the high 30 s low 40 s range. The soil is considered some of the best in Brazil, very rich with a distinct deep red hue, I am not actually from here, just moved really, but so I’ve heard.