[NAFEX] Grow Lights Unnecessary
shaman at pennswoods.net
Wed Mar 3 15:20:44 EST 2004
Draping aluminum foil over it increases the amount of light for the plants.
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From: "Kristina & Bruce" <herenorthere at lycos.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Grow Lights Unnecessary
> I found an "indoor garden" fixture at a yard sale several years ago that
takes two 20 watt (2 ft) fluorescent bulbs and two 15 watt incandescent
bulbs. That's a more equal proportion of fluorescent and incandescent bulbs
than Jim said is recommended, but it works beautifully. The characteristics
of light from incandescent bulbs varies with wattage and this set-up must
provide a much larger proportion of red (light.
> The fixture fits perfectly above a plastic tub and I drape a blanket above
it. That keeps the cats out and maintains the tub at a nice, warm rooting
and germinating temperature, even in the cold corner of the room.
> Bruce Wittchen
> 1/2 mile outside Hartford, CT
> where it's time to start onion seeds
> > There is no need to buy grow-lights for your plants. Grow-lights
are expensive, many of them don't emit enough of the longer wave-lengths of
light and there is a better alternative.
> > If we examine growth chambers like those used by many universities,
etc., we'll learn that they use fluorescent and incandescent bulbs to
duplicate sunlight. The proper proportion is seven watts of fluorescent to
one watt of incandescent. The entire ceiling of growth chambers are covered
with bulbs in the same spacing as a fluorescent fixture would have.
> >Jim Fruth
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