Using Artificial Light for Indoor Plants?

I'm using a lamp stand with a 100 watt bulb atop my plants for several hours a day when there's no sun. Do you think this is helping my plants? It seems to work.


By Sharon

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October 12, 20110 found this helpful

Are you using one of those 'daylight-spectrum' bulbs? That's the only thing I can think of that might work instead of a specialty (and expensive) gro-light bulb.

Read the tip of the bulb to find out what kind of bulb it is, if it is one of those daylight bulbs, could you post back in with the information? I'd love to be able to save on indoor gardening, and using one of those bulbs, if it's working for you, would be a lot less expensive for me to try!

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October 12, 20110 found this helpful

My mother, now deceased, had a green thumb. She could grow anything she wanted. I even recall her starting a rosebush from a cutting. I recall her placing a canning jar over it in the yard. It grew. In the winter my mom would carry all her plants in, and they numbered several hundred, to an upstairs bedroom.


My mom couldn't afford fancy expensive lighting. My mom hung several high wattage regular bulbs in that room, and the flowers grew. They lived in that bedroom until the threat of frost passed, then mom would carry them all back outside.

Now, as for me, I can't grow much. Sorry I did not inherit my mothers talent!

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