Light Bulb On
Tripod Setup, Bulb Off
Light Bulb Box
This year, we’re trying to make our garden really good and we also want an extra early start, so our mom is getting products for our soil to be used a bit later (urea, potash, bone meal, and vermiculite for example) as well as supplies for starting plants inside. We have also ordered most, if not all, of our seeds.
This year, our new effort will be celery (Tall Utah 52-70R). Since celery requires a very long growing season, we are starting our seedlings now. We will also be building a few cold frames and raised beds this winter. For our celery, we will build a long but narrow (1 foot) raised bed. It should be very exciting!
For right now, though, we are just using our grow light for our mom’s indoor plants and also for a few cucumber seedlings. We were trying to see if some old seeds were still viable. They were, so now we have 4 cucumber plants indoors in the winter. Hmmmm.
Anyway, since our plants must be inside for the winter and since we don’t have great light in our house, we wanted to put some extra light on them. At first, we put them under a halogen light bulb, but found that the soil was steaming when we checked on our plants just hours after we turned the light on. That wasn’t going to work. So instead, we ordered a light bulb stand and a really bright light bulb that doesn’t get too hot.
It is really bright, as in you can hardly look at it, and the light bulb tripod is very convenient. The cucumbers are up, and they’re looking good, and my mom thinks she might be able to see a tiny celery starting to come up.
If you’re ready to start planning for your gardens this winter and you are looking for a better light than you currently have, you may want to look into this grow light and tripod.
This is the website from which we got the light bulbs: https://www.1000bulbs.com/
The tripod is just a 7 ft light stand that is actually supposed to be used for photography, but you can use it as a grow light stand instead. It’s great for adjusting the direction and height of your lights and was very affordable on eBay.
By the way, we start our seedlings in our oven. The light in there keeps the oven slightly warm and germination is very fast in there. It’s kind of funny and we have tried other methods, but we just keep going back to our oven and oven light. Once the seeds germinate, we take them out and they go under a grow light in another room.