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Re: HELP!!

Bethy'luv ...If you can find a *HYDROPONIC SHOP* ..they are popping up 
everywhere? ..and for example :->
                 They sell *MIRRORIZED-FOIL* ..cut from ROLLS 48" WIDE.  It 
is sold by the foot-length; comes in two different thicknesses and is not 
expensive.  I use it on all sides around flourescent light plant-growth 
setups; using only two-bulb fluorescent light fixtures.  The front is a 
hinged flap, to allow enty.
                 Upon installation of this foil, it improved my 
light-reflection so much, that growing hosta-seedlings even a couple of 
feet away from the light-bulbs becomes possible; and thereby, this 
quad-rupples the growing area & output quantity of one's production.  I 
grow mostly everything inside 6"-tall clear plastic domes (totally 
incubated) hence the light-bulbs have to beaway from the actual plastic 
dome, else cooking results.  I recall for example, many years ago, Ransom 
Lydell sent me some very special Dorothy Benedict seed.  Some very nice & 
outstanding streakies sprouted; and then, they got fried by the 
heat-buildup from domes being too close to the lights.  My newest light 
installations are all done 24" above the shelf; and a small fan runs when 
lights come on, to circulate air around the the domes.

just some thoughts & hope this helps

Bill Nash Guelph Ontario Canada Zone4 <raffi@sympatico.ca>
At 11:04 AM 02/19/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>I cannot remember a thing about the following except that it was talked
>about in a past hosta robin session.  I hope someone's memory is better than
>mine and can tell me a robin archive to access and how.
>I use foil as curtains on either side of my lights to help get more
>illumination to my seedlings for compact growth.  I only have two tubes so
>this works.  There was a material (also foil, I think?) but had a special
>purpose application to provide more light or illumination than ordinary
>kitchen foil.  I cannot remember what it was for so I don't know where to
>look to purchase it.  Can anyone remember this discussion?  Ken Marek are
>you out there?, and maybe you remember.  It was quite sometime back, maybe
>early last winter before growing seedings in the basement season.   Is it
>possible to access the AHS robin archives?  Anyone, please.
>Best Regards, Beth
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