Growing under lights

Jane McGary
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 19:04:09 PST
My new lamps are metal halide. I have them fairly high above the plants, 
but I will take Kipp's advice and stretch a shade cloth between the 
light and the plants. Many of the plants are young seedlings and thus 
more sensitive to burning.
Jane McGary

On 11/5/2015 11:28 AM, Kipp McMichael wrote:
> Jane,
>    I assume your new fixtures are a metal halide or high pressure sodium. These are indeed strong lights and can burn even full sun-loving plants. I would suggest shading with cloth or placing more sensitive plants outside the "cone" of light directly beneath the fixtures.
>    Just to note: If you lights are still fluorescents then they are unlikely to burn anything unless the bulbs are within inches of the plants.
> -|<ipp

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