How Much Light Does It Need? / $20 Coupon
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

How Much Light Does It Need?

Dear Gardening Friends,

Are your plants getting enough light to keep them thriving through the dark months ahead? As daylight hours grow shorter it affects your indoor plants' growth and vitality. Most indoor plants need a minimum of 10-12 hours of light during the winter.

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Lighting Tips

  1. Plants that are weak, spindly and have pale leaves need to be moved closer to the light source.
  2. Leaves that are very warm to the touch, showing burn spots, turning black, or dropping off are a sign that plants are too close to the light source.
  3. Indoor plants need to be watered more frequently because of limited root space and the heat from the lights and home heating systems.
  4. Most indoor plants need a minimum of 10-12 hours of light in the winter and 14-16 hours in the summer.
  5. An automatic 24-hour timer to turn lights on and off is very convenient. For safety, I recommend a 3-prong plug timer that adapts to a 3-prong grounded outlet. A grounded, 3-prong timer (and extension cord) is required for most fluorescent fixtures. Check the maximum watt capacity on the timer. Do not exceed the capacity.
  6. Turn plants in the window regularly to prevent them bending toward the light and growing lopsided. However do not turn a flowering plant in bud. Remember the sun coming through your window can be intensified by the glass.
  7. White and light colored walls and ceilings reflect more light back to your plants.
  8. Choose light fixtures with reflectors that have been engineered for plant growing as opposed to shop lighting, etc. Plant light fixtures are shaped to direct all the light downward, precisely over your plants. They are usually painted white to reflect light better.
  9. Keep tubes, lamps and bulbs clean and replace as needed.

Lighting Solutions


No More Guessing!
Not sure how much light your plant needs? A light meter quickly helps you to determine and adjust the amount of light for increased success. Includes a booklet with light needs for over 150 common plants.
N3639 Light Meter   $29.95


NEW Energy Saving
Check out our NEW Full Spectrum (5000K), economic LED light.
L5044 Ultra LED Grow Light  $18.95 - 2 or more $16.95 each


Quickly Move Your Light Where Needed
Standard socket for CFL or LED bulb. 8" reflector. 6 ft. power cord. On-Off switch.
L5207 Clamp-on Light Fixture   $19.95


NEW LED Full-Spectrum Lighting
This LED grow light uses only 34 watts to effectively replace a 64 watt T8/48" fluorescent fixture. Use it for all phases of growing.
L5062 Dual T8 LED Gro System   $139


Grounded for Safety
Automate your grow lights with a 24-hour timer to turn them on and off. Plug directly into grounded receptacle.
E3325 Equipment Timer   $11.50

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Happy Fall gardening,


Alias Mrs. Charley



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