I'm currently doing all my research to begin growing, but I'm stumped on lighting. Trying to get the most efficient light that uses the least amount of energy. Also looking for another site to purchase seeds from. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Wow sounds like @budsgrowguide has you covered! @upstategrower are you growing on a small or industrial sized scale?
@upstategrower thanks so much for posting! There are several articles on lighting and other topics related to starting your first grow. We hope you find them helpful and are happy to have you on the site! Please keep posting about your progress, we love hearing about different growers experiences!
Hey there I'd love to give you some advice. First off with lighting the way to go for a beginner is LED. It produces less heat, uses less energy and is generally smaller and easier to manage. There are some great budget lights out there by Viparspectra and MarsHydro that will be perfect for a beginner grow for under 200 bucks.
As far as seeds go I always use cropkingseeds.com, they are out of Canada but ship everywhere. They have some great beginner seed options. Beginner seeds will be hardier strains that require less intervention from the grower.
Hope that helps if you want more info on LEDs check out budsgrowguide.com. There is a ton of information on LED grow lights available to help you choose.