Greenhouse and indoor grown leafy greens and culinary herbs provide many advantages over field grown crops, including a more stable climate, more consistent time to harvest, the ability to control lighting, shading, CO2, and increased food safety. Low ambient light levels in the winter and on cloudy days, makes supplemental lighting essential for producing high quality, uniform greens year-round.
Since lighting is tied to overall quality and yields, it becomes important to have a reliable lighting system that can deliver on the goals you want to achieve. With so many lighting options on the market, deciding which direction to go can be overwhelming.
At P.L. Light Systems, they build and sell both HID and LED luminaires, and have been helping North American growers to build their businesses and achieve their goals for 40 years. For more information download P.L Light Systems Leafy Greens Cultivation guide covering how the light environment affects plant growth as well as lighting requirements for leafy greens, lettuce, microgreens and culinary herbs.