Continuous light, is it ok?

Bill Williams bwilliam at oyster.smcm.edu
Tue Feb 16 12:35:39 EST 1993


In article <204 at kixtal.UUCP> Richard Soderberg, micjrs at mica.mic.ki.se
writes:
>Is it possible to make a general statement about the effects of
>*continous*
>light applied to indoor plants? 
>My goal is to increase the volume of green leaves, not the protein
>contents etc.
>(I'm gonna look at my flowers, not eat them!)

In a word, no.  Some plants seem to do just fine on a regime of
continuous light, while others (tomatoes come to mind) seem to have a
hard time of it in such a regime.  Most plants in my experience are NOT
like tomatoes, and so the best guess is probably that it's all right. 
Try it and watch 'em!
___________________________________
William E. Williams, bwilliam at oyster.smcm.edu
Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686



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