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Good plants for indoor produce?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I have a 250W hid ballast that can work with either MH or HPS. I’m looking to do some indoor gardening as a hobbie and growing my own veggies or fruit could be quite fun (though I understand there is a lot of work involved).

I’m wondering what, if any, flowers or veggies I could get produce from year around. Even if it meant destroying the old plants and starting over. I just would like something I could get enjoyment out of quite regularly. (considering flowers if produce is out of the question).

I could run my light cycle 16/6 off at it’s longest

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    Do i need a ballast and starter to run a High Pressure Sodium bulb? If so why, what happens if used without?

    Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

    I ignorantly bought a HPS bulb thinking I’d experiment with a little indoor gardening without doing all my homework and am feelings foolish. What is a ballast and why does it need a starter? Can I use the bulb without them or will it blow up or something? Aware HID lights are dangerous i figured i should fish for more info before possibly making another mistake.

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      Indoor garden lights – Hortilux bulb problem?

      Thursday, August 26th, 2010

      I have a 600 W Hortilux bulb, new. When I turn on the ballast, the bulb flickers a lot like it is going to turn on, but never does. Is this a problem with the bulb, the socket, the ballast or what? Thanks!

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      Can I use standard flourescent bulbs and fixtures for starting my indoor garden?

      Saturday, August 14th, 2010

      i am starting my garden indoors and i would like to know if I can use either compact flourescent light bulbs in a hanging fixture or a 4′ ballast light fixture with standard 4′ flourescent light bulbs as grow lights? I Do not have a grow light but it seems like flourescent lights should work. Any input?

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      what type of lightbulb for an indoor garden?

      Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

      i love to cook and i want to grow herbs and maybe like cherry tomatoes and chili peppers indoors. i just need to know do i use a metal halide bulb or a high pressure sodium bulb? i’d mainly be growing like basil, parsley, dill, that kind of thing. i already have the ballast and it can run either bulb. any other advice about indoor gardening like this would be good too. thanks.

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