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Old 01-16-2020, 03:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I thought you fellas in the thread might find this of interest.

Lots of red and blue..


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Good thing that marijuana farm is legal
Seems to becoming more mainstream ..........with those BOOMERS

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I use this light https://www.amazon.com/Bozily-Waterp...dp/B07R4ZQYS6/ for starting pups during low light hours of winter. I keep it on 14 hours daily. Works pretty well.
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I use this light https://www.amazon.com/Bozily-Waterp...dp/B07R4ZQYS6/ for starting pups during low light hours of winter. I keep it on 14 hours daily. Works pretty well.
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Have you tried using it on larger plants to see how the growth is, then again on larger plants i assume you wouldn't need to with your climate.
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Something you might want to consider with the lights if you haven't already is the distance of the lights to the leaves. With my minimal experience growing other plants like tomatoes with lights, having the light far from the plant would make them leggy with long stems which seemed to be confirmed with what I read online. If the lights are already close to the leaves it may be what's resulting in that leaf growth without height growth since additional height is not necessary to reach the light.


Here's an explanation I found from crop scientist Michael Neff:

A photoreceptor protein called phytochrome B (PhyB) detects red light, far-red light, and the relative amounts of each.

“It’s a great photoreceptor for reading whether you’re under the shade of another or near another plant, because that light that is reflected off your neighbors is enriched in far red,” says Neff. When PhyB senses a greater proportion of far-red light, it signals the plant that it’s in shade. That spurs the plant to grow taller in an effort to get beyond the shade to a sunnier spot.
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Something you might want to consider with the lights if you haven't already is the distance of the lights to the leaves. With my minimal experience growing other plants like tomatoes with lights, having the light far from the plant would make them leggy with long stems which seemed to be confirmed with what I read online. If the lights are already close to the leaves it may be what's resulting in that leaf growth without height growth since additional height is not necessary to reach the light.


Here's an explanation I found from crop scientist Michael Neff:

A photoreceptor protein called phytochrome B (PhyB) detects red light, far-red light, and the relative amounts of each.

“It’s a great photoreceptor for reading whether you’re under the shade of another or near another plant, because that light that is reflected off your neighbors is enriched in far red,” says Neff. When PhyB senses a greater proportion of far-red light, it signals the plant that it’s in shade. That spurs the plant to grow taller in an effort to get beyond the shade to a sunnier spot.
Hi Allfoliagenofruit

I might change my name to "all foliage but no height"

Thanks for information on the light distance but i have tried adjusting the light distance but have the same results

I'm going with geissene info, i belive I'm going to need 1000w to get good growth on leaf and petiole.

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Time to tune up your lighting.....
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I have decided to buy T5 fluorescent lamps 4ft x 8 lamps this winter and see how they do on my bananas especially on the AAA varieties, the T5 lamps will give me 460w with 40000 lumens on each lamp. I would like good growth over the winter months. I was very disappointed with the red and blue 100w led spotlights last winter.
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They do have T-5's that are 5000 lumens.
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Hi Mike

I have decided to buy T5 fluorescent lamps 4ft x 8 lamps this winter and see how they do on my bananas especially on the AAA varieties, the T5 lamps will give me 460w with 40000 lumens on each lamp. I would like good growth over the winter months. I was very disappointed with the red and blue 100w led spotlights last winter.
Great upgrade.
Take photos when your up and running.

The br30 spot growlight is good for some applications but not for all... now you can use them for supplemental party lights
I use them in terrariums.

You will immediately notice a difference in your plants behavior and growth habit with your new setup.

As your lighting needs change you can increase your lumens like Iowa said and you can mix bulbs according to your budget.

Me ...I have been moving stuff around for a week

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