Hello, my name's Lindsey and I come from Massachusetts, U.S. I haven't been living here very long and used to live in the South where the weather was never really a problem. The growing seasons were a lot longer and I was able to grow pretty much whatever I wanted. Now that I moved up to New England it's not impossible, but frustrating because the growing seasons are much shorter and start later. After numerous tries and failures I have decided I'd really like to invest in an indoor system. However, the only electric bill friendly ones I've been able to find have been for marijuana. Which is not what I'm going for at all.
I am training to be a medicinal herbalist and I'm a botany major at the University. I'd like to grow primarily herbs I can use both legally (Without a license or medical card) and medicinally. I've been very interested in hydroponics. What I'm really asking is, is there a fair priced system out there for indoor use that uses hydroponics, that isn't "Stealth" or "Closet" I really don't want someone to walk in my home and think I'm growing marijuana. I have nothing against it, I just feel like it would ruin my credibility as a medicinal herbalist and a botanist, it's also not something I want to get into.
Is there a system that is not bad on the electric bill like many of the stealth systems are? I've never tried anything indoor like this before. I'd like an already set up system if I could buy one that way, if not can someone point me in the direction of the parts and instructions on how to put them together.
So what I'm looking for is a box or some kind of system that has a growing light and possibly a hydroponics system that isn't a "stealth" or "closet" growing box or tent that people would think was marijuana, I'd rather not be at all associated with that particular plant. Thank you in advance!