I’ve gone down the Hot Pepper/Gardening Rabbit hole.

Belkar

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I’ve purchased two grow lights in the last couple weeks. The lamp style one has done quite well to assist with starting a couple more plants for our garden. 2 each: Cucumbers, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Black Beans, Thai Chilis, and just for the fun of it a couple lemon seeds out of my tea from dinner the other day. These seedlings are a bit late for the season, but we don’t care. Rolling the dice and seeds are cheap anyway.
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I’ve gotten addicted to hot peppers and in my garden have a decent sized Carolina Reaper plant. Really hoping to use the little lamp light to grow a Thai chili or Santaka plant on my desk at work. (Rumor has it I may have messed up with the place I bought the Thai chili seeds from - numerous stories of wrong seed and/or no success in germination. As such I have some Santaka seeds on the way from somewhere else.)

The big array will be a permanent fixture in my garage. We’re going to keep our potted herb garden inside over the winter.

Outdoor garden currently:
Herbs - Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, Oregano, Cilantro.

Corn “peaches & cream”, Sweet Peppers, Carolina Reaper, Peas, 5 (ish? Lost count) types of tomatoes, 2 types of Strawberries, Cucumbers, Cantaloupe, Pumpkin, Watermelon, 4 types of Carrots and Sunflowers (both ornamental and edible).

I live in Nebraska, so I’ll not be starting anything too interesting in my garage, but anyone else have any experience to share with indoor lighting/plants?
 

raggie33

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if weed ever get legal here this is the system i want i wonder if led has the same wavelengh of them old incan bulbs
 

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All I've done is water the SO's tomato plants ~daily in a planter that was ... sort of ... cleared of weeds. Then the neighborhood cats turned the planter into a toilet, killing a little strawberry plant survivor from last year that I'd kept alive through the fall/winter, and likely poisoning the handful of tomatoes which along with a hot spell and infrequent watering means the plants aren't doing so well.
 

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I’ve purchased two grow lights in the last couple weeks. The lamp style one has done quite well to assist with starting a couple more plants for our garden. 2 each: Cucumbers, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Black Beans, Thai Chilis, and just for the fun of it a couple lemon seeds out of my tea from dinner the other day. These seedlings are a bit late for the season, but we don’t care. Rolling the dice and seeds are cheap anyway.
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I’ve gotten addicted to hot peppers and in my garden have a decent sized Carolina Reaper plant. Really hoping to use the little lamp light to grow a Thai chili or Santaka plant on my desk at work. (Rumor has it I may have messed up with the place I bought the Thai chili seeds from - numerous stories of wrong seed and/or no success in germination. As such I have some Santaka seeds on the way from somewhere else.)

The big array will be a permanent fixture in my garage. We’re going to keep our potted herb garden inside over the winter.

Outdoor garden currently:
Herbs - Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, Oregano, Cilantro.

Corn “peaches & cream”, Sweet Peppers, Carolina Reaper, Peas, 5 (ish? Lost count) types of tomatoes, 2 types of Strawberries, Cucumbers, Cantaloupe, Pumpkin, Watermelon, 4 types of Carrots and Sunflowers (both ornamental and edible).

I live in Nebraska, so I’ll not be starting anything too interesting in my garage, but anyone else have any experience to share with indoor lighting/plants?

Nice setup you got goin' there! :) Did you also come across the fact that some people use protective glasses when in an environment with full spectrum lights? I remember when I was reading into hydroponics that some people ( even companies ) suggested wearing eye protection in the presence of full spectrum lights ( grow lights ).
 

Belkar

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All I've done is water the SO's tomato plants ~daily in a planter that was ... sort of ... cleared of weeds. Then the neighborhood cats turned the planter into a toilet, killing a little strawberry plant survivor from last year that I'd kept alive through the fall/winter, and likely poisoning the handful of tomatoes which along with a hot spell and infrequent watering means the plants aren't doing so well.

We have an adolescent rabbit messing with our Cucumbers and Carrots. May have to invest in a live trap as my 4 year old would never forgive me for more traditional removal styles.

Cats though. I have 4 of them and can confirm, they’re jerks.
Nice setup you got goin' there! :) Did you also come across the fact that some people use protective glasses when in an environment with full spectrum lights? I remember when I was reading into hydroponics that some people ( even companies ) suggested wearing eye protection in the presence of full spectrum lights ( grow lights ).

I don’t expect to be around the big/garage one for any really extended time period. But since the lamp style one is going on a shelf above my desk. (I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to angle it so I’m not staring right into it. )

Still, I did purchase these:
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I await the day I can print vegetables with a 3D printer.
"Computer, carrots please"....

“Computer, Double Cheeseburger and Chocolate Soufflé..”

Also, good news! Tracking updated and my Santaka Seeds should arrive Thursday along with our new canning equipment.

Some pictures:
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(Lilith the Jerk)
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Freyja the Human.
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Above my desk at work. That bare spot to the right is the intended location for the Lamp and potted Santaka plant.
 

Pellidon

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From what I read over on The Hot Pepper site, you need lots of hot days to get the optimum heat in a pepper. But a pepper plant with peppers would make a fantastic desk plant.
 
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