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Light Spectrum's Effects on Plants -- Part II

By drdawg
February 23, 2015

Previously I wrote about light spectrum ranges and how those ranges affect plants. This light range is measured in nanometers, or what's called Kelvin (the K number is printed on fluorescent tubes/bulbs). What is also important is the light intensity. If the light intensity is not great enough, it really won't matter much what the Kelvin number is. Light intensity is measured in lumens.

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Name: Bonnie
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droughttolerant
Feb 23, 2015 2:21 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Post a link to Part 1!!!!! Please!!! Hurray!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 23, 2015 2:32 PM CST
I am not quite sure how to do that, Bonnie, but try putting @drdawg in that left hand search box, and IF it takes you to my page, scroll down all the way near the bottom and you will see that article. Just click on that article. Someone else may have a better way of getting to the article. I think that was the first article I ever had published here.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Feb 23, 2015 4:18 PM CST
Here ya go...
http://garden.org/ideas/view/drdawg/1639/Light-Spectrums-Eff...
(It's not listed as "part one" so maybe it was overlooked.)

Great article, DrDawg. Very informative and useful. Thanks for sharing.
Shoe
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 23, 2015 4:45 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

How did you create that link, Shoe? I am so computer-illiterate, it is just pitiful! *Blush*
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Bonnie
Chandler, AZ (Zone 9b)
Region: Arizona Bee Lover Butterflies Hummingbirder Xeriscape Birds
Seed Starter Winter Sowing
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droughttolerant
Feb 24, 2015 8:31 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thank you both! I didn't know about the @name thing. Yet another way to find what I'm looking for is appreciated.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 24, 2015 8:32 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Feb 28, 2015 8:41 AM CST
DrDawg...
I opened your first article, then copied the URL (right-click the URL with your mouse and a drop down menu will appear, choose "copy")
Then went back to this thread and right-clicked the mouse again and from the drop down menu chose "Paste".

Shoe (pretty much snowed in and hoping you're not)
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 28, 2015 10:31 AM CST
We still have quite a bit of snow in the protected areas and northern exposure areas. We'll get up into the mid-50's today with bright sun, so by the end of the day, there will be little snow left.

Thanks for the information, Shoe.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Mar 1, 2015 4:24 PM CST
You're welcome.
I love the snow but also love seeing it gone, too! :>)
Best!
Shoe

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