How do I use LGM540 LED Grow Lights?
I got these LGM540 LED Grow Lights yesterday, and am not sure how to use them. Do I need special grow media, or is there somewhere I can learn more on the web?
Back of the LGM540 say 24″-18″ for single bar, so I’m starting at 32″ over seeds with my 4 bars.
I just found the gardening tips which say to carefully monitor root moisture levels, and to supply extra heat to keep things optimal.
Suggestion by Freedom
Place them 2 to 4 inches above your seedlings and give them 12 to 16 hours of light daily.
Suggestion by Funky monky
How funny were just looking them up the other day and thought who would buy them lights for growing, you must be very rich, anyhow, you’ll need to keep them LED grow lights pretty close to your plant’s, if you’ve never used hydroponic nor grown plants much, then start with soil growing and do lot’s and lot’s of goggling, and you’ll do fine.
Suggestion by Yvon William
Last time I also encountered many question about grow light when i just bought some for my garden.I searched in internet and I found one website which will help you on this quesition, very helpful and professional there.
http://www.newlighting.org you can get professional knowledge about led strip led spots led grow light led tube and so on, hope this will help you or you can email their service man.
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How do I get an Aloe Vera plant to flourish?
I have a couple of Aloe Vera plants that just won’t seem to do well. I’ve seen beautiful plants that are thick and lush. Mine have only a few skinny stalks/leaves and the leaves seem to seem to die easily. They are in regular flower pots and as you water them, over the months, the shallow roots become exposed due to soil settlement. Because the roots are so shallow, I feel like all of the moisture drains to the bottom and the roots near the surface die from lack of water. Am I watering too much? Should I use a different type of container, perhaps more shallow or use a differenty type of growing medium such as pea gravel? Should I fertilize them? My normally green thumb is brown when it comes to aloe. Help!
Suggestion by lois d
use sandy soil put in direct sun, they do great in arizona and like i said out doors direct sun water very little as you see yours are getting rooty.
Suggestion by dave b
Aloe Vera is a dessert plant. Desserts are hot, and dry. When it does rain it usually soaks the hell out of the soil. This is what you want to recreate for your aloe.
You want to give it time to dry out, and then water it again. Also you can try a succulent potting soil designed to retain water at the rate best for succulents. Other succulents include Jade Trees, and Cactus.
I water all of my succulents once a week, maybe two if the soil gets really dry too quickly.
Also if the roots are becoming exposed, bury the plant deeper. When you first do it the plant might look silly, but then when the water displaces some of the soil you will have the roots underground.
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Can I start my seed in a large plant and not transplant?
Hi I am starting a indoor grow and I was wondering instead of placing the germinated seeds in a small pot / grow medium then transplanting it to a larger one once the roots become pot bound if it is possible to skip this step and just plant a germinated seed in a 5 gallon pot from the beginning? That way the plant will not be put under any stress and the transplant is not needed.
Suggestion by Mandi
Yes, you can start out in a bigger pot. Bigger pots will take more watering due to there being more soil. I always start mine in larger containers, makes it easier later on. Hope this helps.
Suggestion by Denis Mitrowski
You sure can. The purpose for planting in small starter pots is so that plants can be started in late winter to get a head start on the spring garden. Now, if the plants that you’re starting in the large pot were to be trsnsplanted into the garden later on you might suffer some casualties because of the large root system they will develop by then.
Suggestion by Phantom of
The only issue with bigger containers for seedlings is over an under watering
Bare in mind just how small roots are in the beginning phase of a seedling just water close to the seedling when watering and don’t go crazy. As the plant grows you can start to water more and more of the soil.
To give you an idea a 5 inch tomato plant has a root structure of about 8 inches long and one inch wide.
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