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May 25, 2020 9:58 AM CST
Los Angeles
So I have a a very small plot of land in my SoCal apartment and I am currently trying to get some veggies off the ground. Tomatoes and Peppers get about 4 hrs of sun 11-3pm per day, but I am trying to get it closer to the recommended 6-8. I want to reflect light from the other side of my patio towards the veggies. Does anyone know what the ideal kind of reflector for this job would be? I am worried that a mirror would be too strong.

My thoughts right now are either covering a canvas in tin foil and propping it up, or purchasing some light reflectors for photography and seeing which of those work.

Otherwise, if you think the quality of the light I am getting is good enough as is, please let me know. They plants are certainly growing, just don't know what will happen when they start to fruit.

Any help is welcome!
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May 25, 2020 11:05 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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You are better off using a white painted backdrop to increase light. I am afraid that reflectors will act like a magnifying glass and you could burn your plants!
Taught classes on Orchids and Orchid growing and led hundreds of bird walks. Retired Wildlife Biologist.
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May 25, 2020 11:25 AM CST
Los Angeles
Awesome! Thank you!
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May 25, 2020 11:33 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Welcome!
Taught classes on Orchids and Orchid growing and led hundreds of bird walks. Retired Wildlife Biologist.
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