this message probably could be posted in another forum, but i have had quicker feedback here.
i want to light a 3' x 4' area. growing a variety of vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, and herbs. starting seedlings as well as growing the plants until fruiting. i want to do it rather cheaply and have found that fluorecents seem to be the cheapest. what are some reccomendations for a setup that will provide sufficent light without spending 300+ dollars on a HPS system.