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Re: Hello! Rose question...


Judy - I got lucky - I scrounged a 2' fixture from the scrap pile at
work when they were remodelling someone's office, but I got those broad
spectrum tubes from Gardener's Supply to go in them and it has worked
quite well in the seeds starting center I designed and my neighbor built
for me. A regular 4' shop light fixture should work quite well for you,
especially if rigged to be raised and lowered depending on the height of
the seedlings. I didn't think of that w/ this design. Live and learn.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Judy L Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 25 Sep 2003 19:52:34 -0700

>I guess any rose cuttings I try now better be in a friend's greenhouse or
>under grow lights in the house. Wishing I had some grow lights. This may be
>the year to get some. Any recommendations?
>Judy B
>
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>She's right Judy. It usually doesn't get cold here much before
>> Thanksgiving. Sometimes we have a cold snap around Halloween. But it
>> never stays cold for long. A couple bad days, then it warms up again.
>>
>> I have a lemon tree that comes in when the temps hit 35 or below and it
>> probably doesn't come inside a dozen times all winter. Even when we get
>> ice - not often thank God, it rarely lasts more than 24 hours. We've
>> only had snow twice since I bought this house (8 years in Feb.) So
>> compare that to YOUR winter and figure accordingly. And Brenham (where
>> the Antique Rose Emporium is) is 4 hours south of here, so it's even
>> milder there. I'll bet they never see snow. I'm sure Noreen doesn't.
>>
>
>> From: Cersgarden@aol.com
>>
>> >In a message dated 9/25/03 10:25:22 AM, judybrowning@lewiston.com writes:
>> >
>> ><< It says
>> >
>> >fall is the best time [in Texas : ) hope that's true for the rest of us]
>>>
>> >
>> >Not true in our climate, Judy.  Weather is to unpredictable.
>> >    Ceres
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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