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Re: Any experienced Metal Halide Users

  • Subject: Re: Any experienced Metal Halide Users
  • From: michael shelton <wilddog_202@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 14:12:51 -0700 (PDT)

dorie be careful and say how many hours you had the
lights on and off each day

I don't think you gain anything if they bloom

which cost the most metal or flour

did u get as much light from one metal as u did from
22 4' fixtures


--- Dorie Rose <dories-nitche@charter.net> wrote:

> We use the Metal Halide light in our basement.
> We found that the some hostas tips scorched even at
> a distance of 4' to 6'.
> We did have our plants very tightly packed so that
> the scorch was only the
> tips.
> We moved the hosta to a lower shelf were the light
> was reflected by mirror
> and plastic mirror film.
> The leaves on the outer edges of the plant stand
> still scorched.
> 
> The hosta did grow like mad.  We were amazed that we
> had blooms on seedlings
> in 3 months.
> The seedlings leaves stayed small and were very
> densely grown.
> Reminded mo of when I had mowed down a hosta and the
> second flush came up
> with much smaller leaves because the lateral buds
> have been forced to grow.
> We were intrigued by the full size blooms on almost
> full size bloom stalks
> coming from this lawn of small hosta leaves.
> 
> The fixture we had for our Halide light was recalled
> and we used only
> florescent lights this past winter.
> We had 22 4' fixtures with 2 bulbs each.
> That cost more to run than one Halide lamp and did
> not give as much light.
> Very disappointing.  We are spoiled.
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrew Lietzow" <alietzow@myfamily.com>
> To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 8:22 AM
> Subject: Any experienced Metal Halide Users
> 
> 
> > Dear Open'ers,
> > Anyone have any experience with Metal Halide
> lights for growing seedlings?
> I have already discovered that they are hotter (no
> duh) by scorching some
> leaves, so I have raised them away another foot or
> so.   I know I can
> measure the temp at the tops of the leaves, and
> should adjust them
> accordingly, but does anyone have any
> recommendations for the on/off cycles?
> >
> > I'm thinking 16/8 but would 20/4 be better?   Any
> resources out there for
> commercial or hobbyist Hosta growers using HID
> lights?  Should the plants be
> both watered and misted?  I'm thinking that starting
> seedlings under
> flourescents, until they reach the 4-leaf stage
> should be good, but then to
> move them under MH lights from that point on.
> >
> > Also, can they go up to 22 months before requiring
> a dormancy period?
> I've heard that this was true, but would appreciate
> any info or research on
> the subject.   I'm not trying to make this overly
> complicated but simply
> looking for links or research articles.
> >
> > TIA,
> > Andrew in Des Moines
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: CCREDUX@aol.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 9:17 PM
> > To: hosta-open@hort.net
> > Cc:
> > Subject: Re: Growing seeds in ground
> >
> > In a message dated 8/9/2004 1:52:37 PM Central
> Daylight Time,
> > charlie@charliecheese.demon.co.uk writes:
> >
> > > You should put the question to Glen of the
> Pether
> >
> > You mean  Count Glen de Pether-Plant-aginet?
> >
> > cc
> >
> >
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