Growing edible flowers indoors (with grow lights)

Growing edible flowers indoors (with grow lights)

Grow lights play a crucial role in the growth and development of plants, especially for those that are grown indoors or in low-light environments. This is particularly relevant for microgreens, herbs, leafy greens, flowers, fruiting crops, root crops and tissue culture.

Flowers require specific types of light to stimulate their growth and to produce vibrant blooms.

The use of grow lights can have a significant impact on the growth and development of a wide variety of plants, making them an essential tool for indoor farming.

Edible flowers can add a stunning visual element to a dish, drink, or desert, while also providing interesting flavors. This culinary tradition dates back to ancient civilizations, where flowers like violets, roses, and lavender were used in food and drink recipes. Today, restaurants use flower petals to create unique flavors and appearances. To ensure optimal freshness, it's best to pick edible flowers just before use, as they have a short shelf life and do not travel well. They are a high-value crop for indoor farms in urban areas.

How light can help you?

Nurser 3 excels at fast germination and production, while Nurser 4 allows for optimization of compactness, flowering and fruiting stages.

Lightscripts to use:

  • Nurser 3: general
  • Nurser 4: general, vegetative stage, flowering stage

Growth stages

  • Germination stage
  • Vegetative stage
  • Flowering stage

Lighting advice

80 to 230 μmol/m2/s on the top leaf. Focus on strong vegetative plants first and then flowering. Delay flowering for short day plants by adding light-breaks at night, or advance and stimulate flowering for long day plants by adding light at night.

overview of edible flowers to grow indoor with light
overview of edible flowers to grow indoor with light overview of edible flowers to grow indoor with light

 

Other flowers that you could grow:

  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Drop
  • Nasturtium
  • Nigella
  • Pansy
  • Rose
  • Rose
  • Snapdragons (fuchsia)
  • Sweet William
  • Tagetes
  • Torenia
  • Wood sorrel Flowers
  • Yarrow
  • Zinnia
  • and many more!

Start growing and blooming!

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