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Old 08-20-2016, 07:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Grow light recommendations?

I had them over a dwarf Cavendish, Meyer lemon, calomondin, coffee, chilli peppers and many others. The dwarf Cavendish was the largest at about 3 feet tall but the small size doesn't matter, I had the light about 6 inches away or it would burn the leaves. Had to check it daily because of the cigar leaves hitting the light.
The fixture was made of aluminum ducting lined with mylar blanket and then I hung the mylar over the light down each side of the shelving unit and a container of water on the shelf. The heat of the light was kept in as well as stray light and it kept the humidity up. This year I have an ice cream, 2 dwarf Cavendish, 2 basjoo and about 20 truly tiny amongst a bunch ofnother fruit trees so I will be adding a second light with another 8 bulbs. I'm not trying to produce or get optimal growth, just keep the plants happy over winter till they can go back outside in pots or in the ground.
So far:
Dwarf Cavendish -- Basjoo -- Bunch of Truly Tiny
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