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Old 11-01-2014, 12:12 PM
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Rearranged grow area



I get bored so I rearrange my grow area every week or so. This time I lowered one light so I could make room to start more seeds. I think I have room for a few more now.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:48 PM
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nice One day I hope to have a area like that set up
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:45 PM
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Looks great Pinkham!
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:47 PM
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After looking at it for a while...I hated it. I like this much better. All the plants are getting better light.
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:51 PM
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Haha, that looks great too! Any pic of lots of beauties growing so happily looks great to me!
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:54 PM
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I love it, Pink!


Is that your dwarf cavendish to the left, in the first shot?
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:55 PM
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Thanks Sherie,
I'm absolutely nuts about having grow lights. I suggest that everyone get them. Even a single bulb. This is really going to help keep my spirits up through the long winter here.
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:32 PM
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Looks so clean and neat, Pinkham.

I can see why HBL has one. She has for as long as I can remember when joining in 2010 or so. Did not realize to what extent though.

I first started with my larger set up for my Adeniums, but now have all sorts of seedlings coming also. My Tropical hibiscus seedlings are loving it.
I really did not want to have to have plants before, if it meant I neede to use grow lights.
Once I started using them and realized that they really did not bump up my hydro bill. All of my tomatoes, peppers, Blk. Garbanzo beans, etc., I started last spring early and got a jump on it.

This is a very eductional thread and allows one to see, just how it can be done.

I ended up using different things to raise smaller plants up so they would be closer to the light source.

Lots of fun and it is rather nice when viewing under the lights. Takes the dull drums from winter months.
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by The Hollyberry Lady View Post:
I love it, Pink!


Is that your dwarf cavendish to the left, in the first shot?
Yes it is!! The pup looks great. I may try next spring to separate it.

RC, I think I'll post pictures of the area over the next 4 or 5 months to see how everything progresses. That might be fun. HBL (most likely) will do the same.
We are adding another table in late winter to start seeds for the garden. I'll be sure to add that too. lol
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:02 PM
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Thank you for your comments, RC. Read them in my Grow Lights thread too.


Pink!


Gardeners who are needing to take the gardening-withdrawal symptoms and depressions out of their winters...need to invest in GROW LIGHTS!


Even my inexpensive fluorescent systems around my apartment, grow some amazing plants. I like my fluorescent lights best for foliage plants, to promote lots of vegetative growth, and I love my HID metal halide for my fruits and veggies.


Grow lights of any kind are more than worth having and they won't put your power bill through the roof!


Pink, I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to seeing your plants over the next 4-5 months...and maybe our threads and pictures will inspire others to pick themselves up a grow light system of happiness, too!
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:22 PM
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HBL, it's going to be fun to see our collective progress this winter!!
RC, I like to use the word "staging" when I talk abut the things I use to get some plants closer to the light. ha ha
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:27 PM
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That's one thing I love about my fluorescents, better than my halide...is that I can get the lights much closer without burning the plants.


With my halide though, the leaves will fry if they get too close...so I'm super careful about this.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:05 PM
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So far I love the florescent lights. Cuttings root so fast. In fact the iresine cuttings I took are starting to root. Normally this time of year is must gross with all of the plants going dormant. Now I have something to do all winter.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:20 PM
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Yes, fluorescent lights were absolutely made for rooting cuttings. It's nearly a sure fire thing, every time!


My coleus, succulents, and geranium cuttings adore fluorescent lighting. My halide too though, roots cuttings like a charm. I'm constantly creating new plants for people, under my lights. It's so fun.


Yes, the Iresine roots amazingly under lights. We're going to have so much fun this winter, Pink.


Please show lots of pictures Pink...even when a single new leaf grows! Hahaha! There can never be enough photos in a thread.


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Old 11-01-2014, 11:09 PM
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I'll post soooo many pictures. lol
We don't have any snow yet and I've already started a ton of things. I'm sure that will continue all winter.
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