One of my favorite hobbies is organic gardening. Because I had to move this Spring I missed out on having a garden and decided to start some tomatoes in the fall to harvest in winter.
I have never grown an indoor food crop before this, so much of the process has been learning and experimenting along the way. As I said in the video, I used regular household florescent lighting and I estimate the electricity cost to be about $12/month, give or take. In addition to the tomatoes, I also use the tomato leaves for culinary use and the lights also support various other herbs/spices such as rosemary, basil and cilantro. We also had some salad greens earlier in the year that we have since harvested.
While the tomatoes are growing, before they flower, I recommend an organic fertilizer high in Nitrogen such as Happy Frog Tomato and Vegetable.
When the tomatoes begin to flower, you will want to add in some fertilizer higher in Phosphorus.
Grow Bags are a very cheap pot for your indoor plants and you can find them in hydroponics shops or you can order them online and I am using the 1 gallon size, although I would recommend larger for tomatoes.
I use a very cheap moisture/light/PH meter to monitor the needs of my plants and it works great. I highly recommend this one for the price and function.
Author: Good Earth Spa / YouTube