windows necesary if using super spectrum lighting?
I live in nyc- zone 6-7ish- I plan on growing a whole bunch of tropical fruit plants (lychee, mango, citrus, mangosteen, pommegranate,and maybe a couple more) in my garage. They will only be in the garage for the winter- for the remaining 7-8 monthsd of the year, they will be outdoors.
I plan on heating the garage with gas heating, and lighting the garage with 2 or maybe 3 x 1000w superspectrum lighting systems on a mechanized track.
(see link below)
I will probably also obtain a misting machine, to provide humidity for the plants.
My question is- will the artificial light (during the winter months)be sufficient lighting for the trees to thrive- or do i need to go to the expense of replacing the roof and one of the walls with glass to allow natural sunlight in? (three of the walls are blocked by large walls and would not receive light anyway)
Here is a link that might be useful: super spectrum lighting