Photos of My Daylilies
Here are pictures of most of the daylilies I grow. Some of them have not bloomed for me yet! I will try to keep adding my new daylilies as I get their pretty faces on film. I hope these beauties can serve as an inspiration for all those daylily collectors out there!

Click here to see daylilies with names starting with:
A-D       E-H      I-L       M-P       Q-Z

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New LED Grow light - GlowPanel 45 Un-boxing

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Over the last few months, I have been doing some research on LED Grow Lights. I finally bit the bullet and bought one. I made a quick video for anyone who might be interested in these type of lights. There doesn't seem to be much information out there about this type of lighting, unless you want to cruise the marijuana growing forums!

Mostly I was interesting in getting the most bang for my buck. I wanted a lot of light output, that the plants could use (chlorophyll can't use a whole lot of the spectrum), with reduction of UV rays (think of the plants in a tanning bed) and reduction of heat output and energy costs. The initial financial layout is a bit more steep than buying a regular florescent bulbs, but I think the overall costs will be less. No replacement bulbs, lower energy costs.

After only two days, I think I can already tell that the seedlings are happier. The foliage has stopped growing "up" towards the light, and is now starting to arch, like daylily leaves should. I think they are getting fatter leaves too! I can't wait to see what they will look like in a few weeks.

This is my very first video, so be gentle!!

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ASFx said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awesome video. Thanks for this. I've been researching LED lights over the past month, and i've pretty much decided on these to start seedlings for my vegetable garden. I have a wire shelf with four 3ft wide shelves on it, so I was thinking about getting 8 of these (two for each shelf). Should be enough room to grow several hundred seedlings. I'm curious about how the GlowPanel 45 has performed for you now that you've had it for a couple months.

Michelle said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@ASFx

Hi There! Thanks for the compliment. I know I took forever to respond, but I am new at all this! Sorry. Anyhow, if you are still interested, this light really helped my seedlings grow stockier than my other grow lights. I am thinking it is due to the amount of usable light they got with the LEDs. I will be using it again this year... but the weather has been so nice that I might not need it!

Martin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This one is really appreciative research about LED grow lights. And the video of this post really makes me crazy about it. As we all know the superb importance of the LED grow lights. And this one is really one of the must thing for the indoor gardening. And this light really provides the greater light frequencies to the plant as per their want. And this one is really playing the major role of sun light. Because of sun light is really a hardly impossible for indoor gardening. And the main thing this one has really the longer life span. And it really requires less power, and gives the brighter lights.

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