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Plant Light for Growing Herbs Indoors

I can't remember the name of it, but there is a fairly new plant light that sells for about $120 that you use to grow your herbs and whatever in the house. Has anyone tried it, and is it really worth that much money? Thank you.


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By {amsfriskd from Wichita, KS

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May 9, 20090 found this helpful

I don't think you need the $120 light....just buy a cheap flourescent shop light at Lowes or Home Depot. set your herbs on a table, and hang the light so that it is only a few inches above your plants. As they grow, you can raise the light. This set up will take a little time and ingenuity to put together, but it will save you about $100.

Harlean from Arkansas

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May 9, 20090 found this helpful

I have been gardening with lights for about 30 years. I used to use a flourescent light bulb (long tube) suspended from the ceiling on chains. You could lengthen or shorten the chains to fit. Now I am using a lamp with a flourescent bulb in it for my few houseplants. I found the lights worked beautifully for african violets, but they are great for everything, including starting seeds.

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May 9, 20090 found this helpful

I think you might be wondering about the Aero Garden, for which there's an ad popping up on this page even as I type :)

I read a number of consumer reviews of this product and was scared off by the fact that people said the pump which runs water all the time is very noisy. I think there were some other issues as well. I'd go with a thriftier option like the suggestions above.

I would probably choose a flourescent bulb specially designed for plants. I don't think they cost any more than a regular bulb.

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May 13, 20090 found this helpful

For $120 it had better chop, cook and do the dishes after cooking! I spent $5 on a plant light bulb and put it in a lamp that points downward. It works great and is $115 cheaper than the one you're talking about!

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