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Grow Light ?

Posted by figeater Central NY (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 11, 11 at 12:25

Has anyone ever had luck ripening their figs with a grow light indoors?

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RE: Grow Light ?

  • Posted by gorgi z6b_NJ (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 22, 11 at 14:58

Not me - never tried it and never will.
I would not dare even think about it.

Natural sunlight (and heat) make the figs taste good.
I would image that some expensive and very strong
artificial light will be needed to come even close.

RE: Grow Light ?

My 2 year old potted Col de Dam that had been growing outside until early November is just now ripening its figs under a low tech simple "grow light" set up. I'm not a fig connoisseur, but IMHO these are the best figs I've ever tried. I have the plant in a box along with a number of tropicals with a couple of 65 Watt CFL bulbs ($30) hanging over them. The temperature in the box is probably around 80F.

RE: Grow Light ?

Fine gorgi, us indoor growers will be eating figs for 6 months or more before your sensational outdoor crop comes in. Then we'll have the same outdoor crop you do.

My figs picture taken today.


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