I'm in the Chicago area and where I live there is not good placement for long periods of real sun--especially now with the weather. I figure once it heats up I will move my VFT outside to catch at least 4-5 hours of good sun, but I know that isn't enough.
So...I built a little set up for my new VFT. It sits on a tray with a 4 ft. shop light containing 1 soft white and 1 sunstick (which I read was pretty good combo.), maybe 6-10 in. above. I have a timer set to turn on at 6 am and turn off at 9 pm.
Is that sufficient???
Looked pretty lonely with just one plant and all that light so I took my 4 cactus I've on my porch and they all hang out together now peacefullywith the VFT. Of course I am going to have to add another VFT soon, but I want to make sure I get the basics down first with this one.
Thanks for the help!!!