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DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself Do you know a good gardening DIY plan? Are you in need for some good DIY ideas? This is the forum to discuss all Do It Yourself plans and questions. For example, learn about: The pipe work to support banana bunches, making pots out of newspaper, using plastic cups as pots, tips for building coverings for plants during winter, etc. If you know a good DIY plan, please share it here, and if you need one, please ask away!


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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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Update!!!

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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Thanks Mary. The red cup on the left is your chocolate mint, and the one on the right is your rosemary.
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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Your grow looks amazing...
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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Default Re: 30,000 LUM 6000K Grow Light Using LED Headlights

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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