Blog Entries categorized as "Gardening Under Lights"

Grow Lights: What are Lumens?

The measurement of lumens tells you how much light you can expect to see from a given lamp.


Aphids on Peppers

Aphids on pepper plants indoors.


Why Aren't My Tomatoes Ripening?

Tomato ripening depends on temperature


Grow Cuttings in an Automatic Propagator

Automatic propagator are cloning machines!


Thermoperiods for Plants in Grow Tents

Thermoperiod for plants grown indoors


Light Photoperiods for Growing Squash Indoors

Squash plants are day-neutral


Countertop Grow Lights

It's easy to grow under lights on countertops.


Use a Humidity Dome to Root Cuttings

Keep humidity high around plant cuttings.


Some Seeds Need Red Light to Germinate

Some plant seeds do not germinate until they are exposed to red light.


Coir for Seed Starting


Grow Dwarf Squash Indoors

Choose bush squash for indoor garden


Full-Spectrum Lamps Emit All Colors of Light

Full-spectrum grow lamps, will emit some percentage of all colors of light within the PAR range.


Powdery Mildew on Indoor Plants

Powdery mildew on indoor plants



Fiddleleaf Fig Care


Grow Kale

There are many types of kale for your indoor garden.


Grow Lamp Distance From Plants

Grow Lamp Distance From Plants


Ladybug Larvae Eat Whiteflies on Citrus

Ladybug larvae eat whiteflies.


Tips for Growing Oregano

Oregano is tough and easy to grow.


Counter-top Plant Growing Systems

Grow some greens on your kitchen counter


How to Water Orchids

What's the best way to water orchids?


LED Grow Lights for Large Houseplants

Large houseplatnts might need extra light.


Combining Single Spectrum LED Lamps

LED lamps come in single spectrums, or in combos.


Pollination by Hand


Potting Soil for Indoor Gardening

Potting soil for indoor gardening.


Salvia benefits from Chilling


Use Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights for White Light

Use full spectrum LED grow lights for white light


How Fast do Seeds Germinate?

Different plants germinate at different speeds.


Heat Tolerance for Indoor Crops

Heat Tolerance for Indoor Crops


Compressed Seed Pellets for Seed Starting

Seed pellets are easy to use for seed germination.


Citrus Require Bright Light


Cannabis Grow Lighting Schedule

Getting cannabis to produce flower buds requires a strictly controlled lighting regimen.


Grow Cilantro Indoors

I can't live without cilantro!


Coneflower are Long-Day Plants

Plants that bloom only in the summer are considered long-day plants.


African Violet Leaf Cutting


Seed Pack Instructions


Best Temperatures for Dendrobium Orchids

Dendrobium orchids like it cool.


Temperature and Humidity Levels

Temperature and Humidity Levels


Watts Only Tell You How Much Electricity Your Grow Lamp Uses

Watts tell you how much energy your lamp is using.


Tips for Growing Cucumbers Indoors

Add cucumbers to your indoor garden


Trouble Germinating Seeds?

Some seeds need extra help to germinate.


Temperature Triggers Flowering in Some Plants

Temperature triggers flowering in some plants


CFLs are Efficient Grow Lights in Small Spaces

CFLs are good options for spotlight fixtures.



Lettuce Seeds Need Light to Germinate

Lettuce Seeds Need Light to Germinate


LED Grow Lamps Can Generate Less Heat

Place lights as close as possible, without burning.


What are Dual-Band LEDs?

Mix red and blue light for continuous growth.


Flexible LED Grow Light Strips

LEDs even come in strips for easy install.


Dual Lamp Grow Light Fixture

Dual Lamp Grow Light Fixture


Grow Lights: What is Yield Photon Curve?

The difference in the efficacy of the varied color spectrums of light


Watch Out for Incorrect Grow Lighting Measurements

Not all lamp booklets provide correct and necessary information.



Metal Halide Grow Lamps Produce Bright White Light

MH lamps can be used during all stages of growth.


Multicolor white LED Grow Lights

Multicolor LEDs mix red, blue and green diodes.


Thin Your Seedlings


Growing Plants Indoors

Plants need more than just ambient light to thrive indoors.


What are HPS Grow Lamps?

HPS lamps were the most common type of plant lighting prior to LEDs.


Grow More Dill!

Dill is a mush-have fresh herb.


Aphids Thrive in Cool Temperatures

Aphids thrive in cool temperatures


Nanometer Specific Fluorescent Grow Lights

Narrow spectrums allows you to manipulate growth phases.


Grow Strawberries in Fabric Pots

Container Strawberries



Mounting Single Bar LED Grow Lights

Fluorescent fixtures can be mounted to many structuces because of small size.


Grow Tents for Indoor Gardening

Grow tends for indoor gardening


Measure Light from Your Grow Lights

A calibrated PAR quantum flux meter is needed to measure PPF.


Grow Bonsai Indoors Under Spotlight LED

Grow Bonsai Indoors


What is the Critical Photoperiod for Cannabis?

Cannabis is a short-day plant.


What is an Aqua Garden?

Mini Kitchen Gardens


How Much Light Does Thyme Need Indoors?

Any time is a good time for Thyme!


Indoor Gardening Spaces

Indoor gardening spaces


Direct Seeding Vegetable Crops

Direct seed certain vegetables into the garden or pots.


Are Incandescent Lamps Good for Indoor Gardening?

Incandescent Lamps are not effiective as they produce high amounts of heat.


What Are LED Grow Lights?

LEDs are a long lasting, and efficent lighting choice.


Rooting a Succulent Leaf



Should You Use Incandescent Bulbs for Plants?

Incandescent bulbs also function well as reading lamps.


Can You Grow Citrus Indoors?

Citrus blooms bring fragrance indoors


Why Are My Plants Stretching?

When plants stretch or grow toward the sun, also known as tropism, they are reaching for more blue light.


CFLs Work Well in Small Spaces

I use a 250 watt CFL in a small space on a variety of plants.


Salvia Stem Cutting


Group Indoor Edibles by Temperature Needs

Grow heat- or cool-temperature plants together



Repotting a Seedling

How to repot small seedlings.


Custom Kitchen Grow Light Shelves for Herbs

Fluorescent fixtures are small and easy to mount.


Cool & Warm Spectrum Fluorescent Grow Lights

Fluorescent lamps are avaiable in all spectrums.


Many Plants are Photoperiodic

The length of time you leave your lights on is just as important as the type and intensity of light you provide.


Hydroponic Growing Systems

What are hydroponics?


Seedlings Will Stretch if Too Far From Light

Seedlings Will Stretch if Too Far From Light



Haworthia Houseplant

Haworthia Succlents Tolerate Low Light


How Far From Grow Lights to Place Seedlings

Move small fixtures up as plants grow larger to aviod heat stress.


Where to Take a Plant Cutting

Take cuttings from different places on a plant.


Ideal Temperatures for Growing Broccoli

Can broccoli take the heat?


Oedema Blisters on Indoor Pepper Plants

Oedema blisters on indoor pepper plants.


Biodegradable Seed Pots

Biodegradable seed pots


Grow Lights: Choose the Right Quantity and Spectrum of Light

Having the right spectrum of light is not enough to grow healthy plants.


Coir Mats for Microgreens

Grow microgreen seeds in coir mats


What is Seed Chitting?

What is seed chitting?


Can You Grow Plants Using Only Red Light?

Plants grown only under red light may not transpire properly


CMH Grow Lamps Require Less Electricity

CMHs are more efficient than standard MH lamps.


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