Get some ph strips, i believe lemons require a slightly acidic soil but don’t quote me on that. general hydroponics PH control kit can help.
I agree with this. Those lights are probably not nearly enough.
This is a great LED board for beginners. Heck, I'm using one right now in one of my grow dens. The $40 off coupon is really nice, it comes with a built in dimmer switch, great build quality/parts and the board is legit Samsung leds. Great cheap little light for a plant or two, even better in a grow den where there is less light loss.
Right now I have been spinning it so the leaning side is facing away from the window then tying to the latch lol. I am actually planning on trying something my grandpa always does; he takes skewers and lines them up to the stem like a brace and ties them together. It works really well for him apparently. If it doesn't work, I want to order this online! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098SRMBGP/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_0F6F131DERJA859BGBN1?psc=1
led, not sure if it's the same since i didn't buy it but it seems similar to this one and on one of the brightest setting
led, not sure if it's the same since i didn't buy it but it's looks like this one and on one of the brightest setting
I have the same size shelf, my lights are on chains that I make shorter or longer as seedlings grow. It’s a lot easier than moving the shelf.
I’ve linked the ones I’ve used. I like them bc they’re lightweight, can link up with each other (I have multiple multiple shelves), and come with a chain (I use needle nose pliers to adjust the chain length). Two lights per shelf seem to do the trick. Lights
And if you don’t have a timer yet, I suggest using one, they’re super helpful. I use one like this.
I'm not real sure, but at first glance I don't like that they don't give more specifics on PPFD. I bought these (highly recommended across most plant subs) and every plant I have started having new growth within a month:
Barrina Grow Lights for Indoor Plants, Full Spectrum Sunlight, 2ft 40W (4 x 10W, 250W Equivalent), LED Grow Light Bulbs, T5 Grow Lights, Plug and Play, 4-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0814L4XPL/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_dl_X2DGX3A806NNC7Q8DRMX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I’ve added a link to the soil I use for my African violets. It’s a specific mix with a PH they like. As for watering them I’d say I have best luck when I keep their soil moist but not damp. A light water every couple of days versus a big water once ever couple of weeks
Miracle-Gro African Violet Potting Mix, 8 qt. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GTDI0PO/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_TWAWFJ5EM6XD5WSAA7VE
Buy some miracle grow plant food and water the basil once a day as herbs do better when watered often. It also needs to be placed somewhere with a good amount of light of it is to recover. Hope it pulls through!
You should cut ALL the fruit off of all of the plants. This forces the plant to build more healthy roots and foliage. When yku get blooms then cut those off too. When each plant has AT LEAST 3 leaf groups then you can leave the blooms and allow it to produce fruit. The fruit will be a lot healthier and bigger than what you currently have. Quality over quantity. Oh, and get a better pot and repot everything. This is what i use for strawberries: Ultimate Hanging Baskets - Strawberry, Tomato, Flower, and Herb Outdoor Planters - Use Garden Pots For Growing Plants Outside On A Deck, Fence, or Balcony (2, Mocha) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072DY2C96/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_3WR65PH8B5NF8QZRRQFW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Enjoy your berries!
I currently have no set up for indoor gardening. My primary goals this year are to start seeds for transplanting to my outdoor garden, various herbs and vegetables. I received seed trays and a few other things for Christmas presents this year, but not a light. My thought is that I'd like extend my gardening season in 2019 to bring some things indoors and/or grow lettuce greens indoors year 'round. I currently have this light on my Amazon wishlist, and wanted some input before I spent that kind of money. I probably don't need something this big to start seeds with, but it seemed that this could be a light that would last me through a couple of expansions before I'd need to make an additional purchase.
Great guide. I have a very similar setup going right now. I used a desk lamp from Amazon. The lamp I linked has 2 models, one with a base and one with a clamp.
I went with a 15W SANSI bulb.. the closest Ikea is 2hrs away so I relied a lot on Amazon.
Thank you for the recommendation! This was one I had stumbled across, but wasn't sure if it was worth the price. Is there a discernible/significant difference between this product and, say, an LED shop light like this? Also, despite not having a case, is it essentially a plug-n-play product, or is there more I need to do to it? (It just looks so... delicate without a case)
While i agree blurple lights may not be as effective as HID or quantum boards, i wouldn't necessarily rule out the blurple lights. For the price, the yields aren't so bad. It's just important to choose a better quality one. The one i linked, is low wattage however. I would suggest spending at least 100 dollars on a 250 actual watt blurple to ensure you have a decent yield of a small crop. If i were to suggest a "cheap" light, This would be my choice. For 20 ish dollars more, you can get 600w.
Problem is, they're not very efficient. Cob lights could also be an option. For this, the 100w cfl 6500k bulbs and lamps would be my choice. You would definitely get more wattage from the same money.
Edit: also, if you don't mind possibly having to send it back for another, you can get it used for 89ish usd