Growing Tropical Plants in your Loft/Attic

On 18/04/2015 21:56, Rod Speed wrote:

Totally enclosed, air recirculating systems are possible, but cost more and need even more power.
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Yep.
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On Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:21:29 +0000, Julian Barnes wrote:

The general consensus in circles that have done a *lot* of practical research is snake-oil through and through. They look pretty, but no one has actually reported any verified viable yields from such things. The problem being the narrow spread of wavelengths from LEDs which don't come anywhere close to matching the sun.
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But its less than clear that they need to match the sun.
Certainly the previous growth cabinets etc never did and work fine.
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On Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:12:50 +1000, "Rod Speed"

The following is relevant: "The most important regions for plant photosynthesis are the red and blue bands. Blue light by itself produces shorter plants (reduced internode lengths) which are dark in color. In contrast, red light produces plants with long internodes with softer growth."
From http://tinyurl.com/nhsj878
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