Can I grow annuals successfully?

trace00969October 4, 2007

I have some options for lighting in my house. I have a 1000W MH, as well as a 400W MH, can I grow annuals successfully under these lights? The reason I ask is that I collected some seeds that I would like to start right now. If I can successfully grow them inside, I would like to try. How close to full sunlight do these lights give me? Thanks everyone.

ps....I will probably add a 400W HPS for flowering if need be.

~~TRACY~~

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

A metal halide can exceed the intensity of direct sunlight if you get close enough. Your plants would all die of course! Anyway, you should be able to flower maybe 30-50 square feet of annuals with one or both bulbs.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 2:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
trace00969

YAY, I am so glad to hear that!! Thanks so much for the fast response!!

~~Tracy~~

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 2:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nova12(zone 2)

I too have grown and flowered anuuals under HID lights.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2007 at 7:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
spanishfly_cactusman

Cannabis growers do it all the time !!!!!! OOoops, maybe that is what your annuals are - LOL.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 3:29AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
High Output CFL - worth using?
Hi all. Assume I won a tiny lottery <g>. My current...
andyinnyc
Seeking advice about current indoor seed starting setup
Hello, I am new to gardening and would like to start...
dotagardener
Pepper Leaf Problem
I am new to the forum, but have a question about a...
kswart19
ebay LED growlight fixture for houseplants?
I was on ebay saw all the good deals on the awesome...
jay83
What are the Consequences of Leaving Lights on 24/7
My seedlings are just shy of 3 weeks old. Almost all...
kandm
Sponsored Products
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Sisal Area Rug: Lanart Rugs Black 9 ft. x 12 ft.
Home Depot
Christopher Knight Home Chapman Saddle Copper Barstool
Overstock.com
Westinghouse Ceiling Fans 10 Piece Antique Brass Motor Screw Kit 7704800
$1.97 | Home Depot
ELK Lighting Elysburg 17027/1 Floor Lamp - Aged Bronze - 14W in. - 17027/1
$230.00 | Hayneedle
Rope Coir Braided Door Mat (30 x 18)
Overstock.com
Bolla Bronze One-Light Bath Fixture with Opal Matte Glass
$153.00 | Bellacor
Classic Ball Black 28-inch to 48-inch Double Curtain Rod
$44.95 | Bellacor
Star Wars ChillPak 16-Oz. Water Bottle
$6.99 | zulily
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™