Create Your Own Grow-Light Shelving Unit: Just starting out with my home grow light setup

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Create Your Own Grow-Light Shelving Unit

By beckygardener
January 27, 2015

Need an indoor grow-light shelving unit to sow and grow your plants during the winter months? This is how I made one.

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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Jan 26, 2017 3:07 PM CST
I have been waiting since this past christmas to be able to join the grow light club. nodding My youngest son usually gets me what I ask for (within reason) x-mas, b-day, mothersday. Last year before x-mas I showed him some pictures of shelves with plants & lights. I asked if he could build me something like what I showed him. He is very talented with building things Rolling on the floor laughing imagine my surprise when i opened up a bran new 5 shelf metal shelving unit x-mas day. He never even noticed the grow lights that were in the pictures i had shown him. D'Oh! Oh well, it was my fault for not making it clear. I finally got a couple 4' shop lights off craigslist near my home. We bought 1 set of florescent bulbs and hope to get the other ones soon Rolling my eyes. our financal citation is very tight (fixed) so extra stuff can be difficult ya know you Whistling anyway, its a work in progress. I tip my hat to you.
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Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Becky
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Aug 10, 2017 8:53 AM CST
I just saw your post! How did the grow light shelf unit work for you?
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Aug 12, 2017 1:04 PM CST
It. Actually worked pretty good. Just have to keep plants watered and keep rotating them. Turn them off about 9 or 10. Turn on the light about 8 am and their good to go.
Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
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Aug 12, 2017 4:18 PM CST
@Agoo, you can plug the lights into an inexpensive mechanical timer to automate that part of your setup.
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