|Quote: from Tamlin Dawnstar on 11:54 pm on April 24, 2002|
The problem is that the light falls off quickly the greater the distance from the bulbs. *Light follows the law of inverse square, light twice the distance from the bulbs is four times less bright.[/QUOTE]
This is true for a point source of light. The flourescents being used are considered extended sources and the relationship is a little more complex I think. The bottom line though is the plants are not getting sufficient light.
Hi Nep G,
Last time we chatted, you were talking to your dad about getting a greenhouse, now that would solve everything....!
Yes Mike but you mistunderstood me I said my dad was goign to help me GET a greenhouse for ME on his dad's property across the road. Get it now? [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I know it is a little confusing. Tony, what about "E"-glass that is what my mother had installed a few years ago it just simply keep your inner home form tthe fading caused by sunlight. Will that affect the spectrum? Thanks.
I don't think E glass is too much of a concern. Fading from sunlight is caused by the uv rays which are much shorter than the 420 nm wavelength that chlorophyll absorbs.
Nep G -
I don't think it's too cold for them where you're at. As long as there is not going to be any deep freezes, they should be just fine. Frosts at night aren't going to harm them. It got down to 28 here last night. All my flowers and developing pitchers came through without a scratch. If you got room to grow them outside, put them outside. There's nothing Sarracenia appreciate more than lots and lots of direct sunshine.
I didn't know that Sarracenia esp. Leuco and Flava were THAT hardy while growing! I mean my Purp Purp is doing fine as well it is native to my area!! And yes it's flowers don't have a scratch on them! I also forgot that I have them on an enclosed porch which quickly heats up in the early moring to about 30-40 F then warms right up to 50-60F then at when it is the hottest out side it gets about 65-70F and MUCH hotter ie: 90F in the summer. So you think even 20F wouldn't harm Flava or Leuco??? 20F isn't my temp about 30F is my coldest at night now. and around 25F possibly. But I still cannot belive those temps cannot harm Flava and Leuco esp as they are "true" Southeastern Sarracenia. Mike King care to help me out here? And thnaks Tony as now I can move my other light starved CP to other windows in the household. That really helps out!
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