DIY Low-Pressure Aeroponics – Day 0

 

-Day 0-

I had sprouted some buttercrunch seedlings over a week ago, however, in the winter sun they began to stretch beyond the point of no return.  I decided just yesterday to gather supplies to build a lighting setup so that I don’t lose any more seedlings due to light starvation.  I let my old seedlings cook under the lights for about four hours but after no sign of improvement, I decided to sprout new seeds and and keep a daily journal.  Pictures will be posted daily after sprouting has begun.  A brief description of my lighting setup is posted below, pictures and descriptions will be added and compiled as the journal progresses.

-Lighting Setup-

This entry is being made primarily to describe the construction of a budget grow light fixture for low light plants.  Therefore, the lighting setup described should not be used for light-loving plants (Cannabis, Tomato, most fruiting plants in general).  This method is best applied to low-light plants like leafy greens and herbs.  I will be using the following materials:

  • 1/2″ pvc elbow 90 (6)
  • 1/2″ pvc 2ft lengths (7)
  • 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ bolts (2)
  • 1/4″ wing nuts (2)
  • Clamp-on worklight reflector (2)
  • 23W 6500K CFL Bulb (2 + Backups)

pictures to follow tomorrow…

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