CFLs Work Well in Small Spaces

January 4, 2019

I converted an unused closet into a small grow room for young vegetative transplants, leafy herbs, houseplants, and out of bloom orchids. The 250-watt CFL works well in this small space to maintain these types of plants.

PC: Leslie F. Halleck

I don’t grow heavy-flowering or fruiting plants, such as tomatoes or squash, to fruiting maturity using CFLs, but I often use a 250-watt CFL for growing plants in a vegetative stage, as well as for young tomato or pepper transplants, leafy greens, leafy herbs, foliage house plants, and maintaining orchids and other tropicals when out of bloom.

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