Please suggest an indoor lighting setup for a windowless garage

meagan_myers(z7/AR)October 27, 2012

Hello citrus experts. I am new to citrus. I am thinking about putting them in the garage to overwinter, under grow lamps. There is no window in the garage. I have 3 small trees; 2 meyer lemon and one blood orange. Can any of you suggest an appropriate setup to overwinter these trees, even maybe to help them flourish? Thank you!

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houstontexas123(z9a)

you could use large CFL bulbs, LED, Metal Halide, or High Pressure Sodium bulbs. or go with a 4' shop light with fluorescent tubes. you'll need a small space heater and a little setup for insulation.

pics of nice setups from the tropical fruits forum:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropicalfruits/msg122346123745.html

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropicalfruits/msg1223592210538.html

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropicalfruits/msg010040363737.html

and my CFL's with pvc pipe stand.

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