Posts Tagged ‘seedlings’

Glow Light Box Upgrade


2011
03.31

Last weekend Dakota and I planted some seeds for tomatoes, peppers, and herbs. This week they started coming up. So, the next step is to get them some light. Last year I tried using LED Christmas lights. It seemed to work with one complaint … the lights were so far away the plants still got tall and scraggly. So, this year I decided to put a false floor in the light box so that I could get the seedlings up to the light and lower it as they grow.

To accomplish this I cut out a scrap piece of plywood to fit in the bottom of the light box. Then I drilled four holes and hammered in some T-nuts. Finally, I welded some wing-nuts on threaded rod and viola … false floor.  Here’s hoping it works but even if it doesn’t … it was only an hours work and mostly scrap material.