Growing herbs under lights

pvelNovember 1, 2011

I am planning to grow basil indoors under lights. I have no experience with grow lights. Would like advice about doing this successfully. What is a simple economical setup to use? Thanks

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capoman(5a)

I grew very robust basil under 6500k T5HO lights last year. Foliage plants such as basil, herbs and lettuce require far less light then fruiting plants. I would go as far to say the basil did better under the T5 then it did when I moved it outside in the sun, where it might have gotten too much light.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 4:42PM
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pvel

Capoman: Thanks for the reply. If I only want 4-6 plants, how many lights do I need. Should I buy a shop light fixture and the light bulbs separately or one of the ready made solutions I can find online. Any websites I can go to for help? Thanks

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 7:45PM
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markcogwell

Growing herbs indoors also comes with a host of other benefits like consistent growing conditions. It allow you to become very creative, as you have the freedom to place and arrange your herbs however you like.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 2:08AM
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