Sometimes I think about all of the perfect waves that go un-surfed at night. It is usually around sunset when conditions are amazing and you wish that you could stay out for a few more hours. The best conditions in the world are often missed because one major barrier: light. Sure, I understand that there is a certain romance to limitations, but sometimes I just want to surf! The same is true with growing plants indoors. We live in an insulated almost pest-free environment, yet without the right light conditions it is very difficult to grow edible plants indoors.
One of the main things that we tell our clients is to grow food as close to the kitchen as possible – that way it is easier to access. Using artificial lights, we can actually grow food in the kitchen. We don’t need synthetic fertilisers, chemicals or frankenscience seeds. It’s just normal plants, on a windowsill, with a little bit of extra light. Don’t be afraid.