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Location: SE PA
Posted: Jun/11/2009 7:35 PM PST
I question whether or not my deck is going to get enough sun for my plants to be very productive. So I'm considering using grow lights in my basement.
1) What kind of lights would I need?
2) Should I go with some type of hydroponic system or just regular old potting soil?
One of the main reasons I want to grow my own veggies is to cut expenses so I'd prefer not to spend a lot of extra money.
I've already got a "Better Bush" tomato bush, a "Burpless Bush" cucumber bush, a green bell pepper plant, I'm starting some leaf lettuce (it has started sprouting), two cilantro plants, 2 flat leaf parsely plans, 1 basil plant and I'm also starting an oregano plant (it hasn't sprouted yet).
Even if they do well outside over the summer, I'm still interested in using grow lights in the basement over the winter--I'd love to keep eating fresh home grown veggies all winter!
Side question: I've never heard of a "Burpless Bush" cucumber--anyone else?
Posted: Jun/12/2009 7:13 AM PST
Sorry but that is way out of my area of expertise. I hope someone can answer that for you.
Location: Westlake, La
Posted: Jun/12/2009 8:24 AM PST
I have heard of the "burpless bush", but never tried it. I don't know much about indoor grow lights. Years ago, I had a little lamp with a place for a plant under it that worked ok, but it had to be a small plant.