Monday, March 2, 2009
A Blue, Green Garden?
It's seedling time again, but this year I wanted to use grow lights. However, traditional grow lights use a lot of energy that is wasted in the form of heat. Also, it's difficult to grow seedlings in a small home or apartment with these lights because of the high heat that they put out. Luckily, I stumbled across L.E.D. grow lights designed for all stages of plant growing. Blue bulbs for seedlings, red for flowering, and a cool cube of mixed red and blue for all-purpose indoor gardening. I've read a few reviews that sound promising, so I contacted EarthLED for their recommendations on the type and number of bulbs I'll need for my flats. He recommended the EarthLED GrowLED 38. He also indicated, "When the GrowLEDs are hung 3 to 12 Inches above plants each GrowLED 38 Illuminates 1-2 Square Feet of growing Area." I am going to order three bulbs so that I can be sure to illuminate all of my flats. I'll update with photos and progress as I go. If you have experience with L.E.D. grow lights; please comment!
Chronicling my adventures in proving that less is more. I'll learn to refashion/recycle clothes, prepare gourmet meals using as many natural/basic/raw ingredients as possible. I'll learn to spend less, live more, and reclaim those things that are truly valuable in my life.