So, I need to keep some outdoor plants vegging until (at least) August 20th.
I have neighbors, not too close, but close enough that I can't just hang bright lights.
They aren't under any kind of frame, so I can't cover it (to keep light from shining out).
So I'm trying to figure out the minimum time and light that I can give them.
Questions (thanks in advance):
1.Do the plants care if the light is coming from above or below the plants
2. Do the plants care what part of the plans get the light, or is it ok if only the lower branches get light
3. Are incandescent a that much better or are LEDs ok?
4. What is the minimum time that the lights can come on and still interrupt the photo period?
Basically my idea is to wrap LED strips or strings of bulbs around the bottoms of the plants and turn them on for a bit in the middle of the night. Or maybe in the morning or evening instead, whichever ends up looking least noticeable.