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Old 01-02-2021, 06:26 AM   #21 (permalink)
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! Your plants are looking great! Pretty cool! Keep up the good work!
Thanks Mary. The red cup on the left is your chocolate mint, and the one on the right is your rosemary.
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In only three weeks, with the addition of the third bulb, I now have flowers on my potatoes! Look at the amount of growth on this plant. I expect spuds within a month, now.

Your grow looks amazing...
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Hey Snarkie! You know I kind of thought those might be the ones you’re growing for me! Very nice! Those 2 plants look great! Getting pretty excited!
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Tomatoes???
Thanks!

The bushy thing is potatoes, and since I posted that pic, they've gotten so tall, that they're laying over with new branches growing up. They've doubled in a week, from what you see there. The plants on the right are peppers, and I just picked my first banana pepper today. The tomatoes are still small, but will soon be ready to put into large pots. The Tropic variety was definitely the leader of the pack, until Noop pushed one of the peppers over and broke it (effing cats). Having to start from scratch on the Tropic now, but it germinated in less than a week, so I should catch up quickly. The Tropic is definitely my pick (no pun intended) for tomatoes now.
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Hey Snarkie! You know I kind of thought those might be the ones you’re growing for me! Very nice! Those 2 plants look great! Getting pretty excited!
Hey Mary-

Should be ready to ship to you in a month or so. Glad I saw this. It reminded me that JP's envelope is sitting on the kitchen table. Gotta get to the Post Orifice.
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Hey Mike, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. This is what the spuds have done since I posted that last pic. You can see how they have lain over and spread, and the cluster of flowers is above the orange planter. This is in what, five days? Time to raise the peppers up now, to catch up to the rising "sun."

Oops,, my mistake. TWO DAYS!!!

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Hey Mike, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. This is what the spuds have done since I posted that last pic. You can see how they have lain over and spread, and the cluster of flowers is above the orange planter. This is in what, five days? Time to raise the peppers up now, to catch up to the rising "sun."

Oops,, my mistake. TWO DAYS!!!

Looking crazy....i want mine to look like that
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According to

https://www.amazon.com/9006-LED-Head...CYD/ref=sr_1_5

an LED headlight bulb is 50 watts for an efficiency of 10,000/50 = 200 lumens/watt.

Maybe, I am not reading the specs correctly or the manufacturer is lying because that is twice as efficient as other LED lights?

Compare that with an LED bulb for household lighting:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/EcoSmart...2006/308619675

1650/15 = 110 lumens/watt

and LED shoplight:

https://www.harborfreight.com/10000-...ght-56780.html

10000/100 = 100 lumens/watt

Incidentally, you could have used an old computer power supply.
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Headlights use COB, just like the blinding grow lights, so that's probably the difference.
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Headlights use COB, just like the blinding grow lights, so that's probably the difference.
The other LED lighst are also COB.

I notice that inexpensive, 100 watt, 10000 lumen, 6000K garage lights are widely available.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=garage+li...f=nb_sb_noss_1

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...ht%22&_sacat=0
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The other LED lighst are also COB.

I notice that inexpensive, 100 watt, 10000 lumen, 6000K garage lights are widely available.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=garage+li...f=nb_sb_noss_1

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...ht%22&_sacat=0
Interesting. I may look into that next year!
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10000 lumen, 80 watt LED bulb for $14.99 at Menards:

https://www.menards.com/main/electri...875-c-7482.htm

10000/80 = 125 lumens/watt

I would buy one but I am snowed in.
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Does anyone happen to know if I could use the 10000 lumen light from Menards in my ceiling light fixture? I only have 1 rather small heat light now and I have tons of plants that might not be getting the light they need! I mean is it safe to use that in a regular light fixture? Thanks in advance for any help!
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Yes, that fits a regular E26 socket.
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Just remember Dear, you're going to have to turn that light on and off manually if you screw it into the ceiling. I'm thinking Orifice Despot may carry those snake lights I was referring to before though. They may not be on the flexible cable any more though, but I think they make adjustable lights on swingarms now, like I have my mic mounted.

I may actually look into these for next year, depending on where I am.
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I may actually look into these for next year, depending on where I am.
Thanks for the info about this light for me! I really only wanted a heat light that I could actually use in my ceiling fixture. So hopefully that the light could cover all my really tall plants that my light I’m using now maybe can’t reach. Mind you I think my tall plants are okay now anyway! I think I’ll pass on buying this one for now. Maybe if I ever do I’ll have to remember to buy a snake light to go with! Thanks as always for your help!
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Well, I finally got my potato harvest yesterday! And it was a potato. Apparently, the concrete was too cold, so despite the flowers and wonderful foliage, I got a single spud the size of a quarter.
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