My house is the greenhouse

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Re: My house is the greenhouse

Post by Acid John » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:44 am

I do like your photos.
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Re: My house is the greenhouse

Post by rodsmith » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:22 am

HaoBao wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:41 pm
Finally I found out about akadama because I had started buying more Haworthias and switched everything to that. It is a bit expensive but I don’t have any big plants apart from one old Jade plant and it should last a while indoors before breaking down.
Isn't akadama very similar to our old friend, Tesco cat litter?
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Post by HaoBao » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:07 pm

Thank you John (tu)

I had heard about using cat litter on this forum but it might’ve been the old cartoon Ren & Stimpy put me off using it. I think I read that it wasn’t as good but I could be wrong, I’m sure there are more experienced people on here that might know the differences more than I do?
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Re: My house is the greenhouse

Post by HaoBao » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:52 pm

Sorry, I should’ve said Jane and Stuart from PlantLifeCactus before. Not Jill. I don’t know who Jill is.
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Post by AnTTun » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:29 am

So all your plants are indoors all year round? You don't take them out spring - fall?
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Post by HaoBao » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:54 am

Yes they are indoors all the time, I don’t have a greenhouse
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Post by AnTTun » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:45 pm

I admit I'm impressed with good shape of your plants under 10W lamps. Could you give us more info about them please? Manufacturer, model, distance from plants...
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Post by HaoBao » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:50 pm

They are called Vaxer lights and I got them from Ikea https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/vaexer-led ... -40333455/. I wasn’t planning on getting so many of them but I kept buying plants so I kept needing more lights. There might be other setups that are cheaper or better but I saw these got good reviews on YouTube and there is an Ikea quite close by to me.

The tops of the pots are about 200-250mm to the underside of the light.

Ideally I’d like to find an LED tape light that acts as a grow light so if anyone knows of one I’d be interested
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Post by AnTTun » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:00 am

Um hum.. and for how long have you been growing your plants under these lights? Like... few months.. more than a year...?
I'm asking because I'm curious about your setup but also a bit suspicious because my not so old lamps are electricity-eaters :)
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Post by HaoBao » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:16 pm

I didn’t buy the lights in one go, I just checked and this is when I got them

1 x Dec 2018
1 x Jan 2019
1 x Feb 2019
2 x Mar 2019
6 x Nov 2019

My plant collection was growing at the same time too but I think I needed the lights sooner as some of the plants had stretched already

I’ve attached some photos showing a few plants before and after using the lights
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