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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.


Orchid Light Requirements

Different types of orchids thrive with different light levels.


Grow Rainbow Beets

Beets are tasty and healthy.


Why do Plant Leaves Change Color?

Why do Plant Leaves Change Color? They have special pigments that give them different bright colors.


Carnivorous Plants Need Bright Light Indoors

Use grow lights to keep carnivorous plants.


Optimal Humidity for Indoor Plants

Optimal humidity for indoor plants


African Violet: A Perfect Houseplant

African Violets are great for beginner indoor gardeners


HPS Grow Lamp Light Spectrum

Add addtional lamps to cover teh blue spectrum when using HPS lamps.



Three Categories of Plant Photoperiods

Plants are either long-day, short-day or day-neutral.


Heat Generated by Grow Lamps


Choosing Grow Lights

There are multiple factors to take into consideration when choosing your grow lamps.


Catteleya Orchids Require Short Days to Flower

Keep lighting periods short to encourage flowering in Catteleya orchids.


Snake Plant Thrives in Low Light

Looking for a low light houseplant?


Grow Lights: What is Kelvin (K)Temperature?

Kelvin temperature is used to describe the visual color of light that a lamp emits.


Begonia Leaf Plantlets


Scale Insects on Citrus Plants

Scale insects on citrus plants.



Start Seedlings Under Cool Full-Spectrum Lamps

In general, use red light for flowering, and blue light for vegetative growth.



Foam Root Plugs for Cuttings

Root plugs are made of foam, for plant cuttings.


Grow Lights: Use Timers to Control Photoperiod

Simple lamp timers can be used to turn your grow lamps on and off on a set lighting schedule.


Impact of PPFD Light Levels on Cucumber Plants

Higher PPFD increases plant growth.


Grow Dwarf Citrus Indoors


Ferns Growing Under Indoor LEDs

Even ferns need extra light indoors


Grow Mixed Lettuce Indoors

Can you grow mixed lettuces together?


Grow Tent Considerations


Grow Mint Indoors

You can grow many types of mint indoors


Can You Grow Citrus from Seed?

What happens when you start citrus seeds.


Use Grow Lights to Grow Citrus Fruit Indoors

Citrus need bright light indoors.


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Can I Grow 4" Basil Indoors?

Small plants may need to be replaced more frequently.


Grow Light Shelf Setup

Grow light shelf setup


How Does Photosynthesis Work?

Plant leaves act as light collectors


Hot Temperatures Can Hinder Plant Growth

Temperature influences plant growth and development


Lamp Wattage and Distance Grow Lights

Lamp wattage for grow lights


Grow Carrots Indoors

How to seed and grow carrots.


Can You Replace LED Grow Lamps?

Can you replace LED grow lamps?


Growing Kale in Cool Temps


Grow Arugula

Arugula is easy to grow indoors and outside.


Countertop Lettuce with Grow Lights

Countertop Lettuce with Grow Lights


When to Start Fertilizing Tomatoes

Don't fertilize tomatoes too early.


How Does Blue Light Affect Plant Growth?

Blue light helps control excessive stem elongation



Rooting Plants in Water

Many plants will develop new root when stems are placed in water.


Full Spectrum Grow Lights

full spectrum grow lights


Air Cooled Grow Lamp

Air Cooled Grow Lamp


Adjusting Height on Grow Lamps Changes Light Delivery

Use one lamp for varying plants by raising and lowering.


Rose Stem Cuttings


How to Harvest & Save Wet Seeds

Saving wet seeds requires a few extra steps.


Grow Light Wattage per Square Foot

Grow light wattage per square foot


Grow Lights: What are Facultative Long-Day Plants?

Plants that do not require an exact photoperiod before they are triggered to flower are facultative.


Collecting & Saving Seeds

How to save seeds.


CFLs Are Good Grow Lights for Living Spaces

CFL work well


Narrow Grow Light Spectrum With LEDs

LED grow-light technology allows you to narrow the spectrum of light you provide to just one color.


Seeding Turnips


LED Grow Lights Run Quietly

LED grow lights run quietly


Grow Vanda Orchids

Vandas like it humid.



What are Chives?

Chives are an easy perennial herb.


Do LED Grow Lights Cost More?

Do LED grow lights cost more?


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