07 Jun '11, 8pm

Mirror, mirror on the wall, can you help my indoor plants grow tall?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, can you help my indoor plants grow tall?

I’ve been stalling putting together my indoor food production operation because I don’t have a suitable south-facing window with enough light for growing. I have two south-facing windows—one is six inches from the foot of my bed, and the other is in the office, but underneath a giant evergreen. Neither is ideal. So what to do? R.J. Ruppenthal , author of Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting , suggests that I use reflected light. By using a strategically-placed light-colored reflecting board, I can amplify the amount of light that my plants receive underneath another window in the apartment. The following is an excerpt from Fresh Food from Small Spaces . It has been adapted for the web: Reflected light is a powerful concept that has enabled many urban gardens to succeed. Reflected light is indirect s...

Full article: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/how-to-use-reflected-...

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