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    Evening all,

    In the UK we have allotments where you can grow your own food.

    It is approaching the colder months and inevitable sun light is decreasing and this will be a (or THE) limiting factor when trying to grow my own produce over the winter.

    There for I am interested in trying to get around this and I was wondering if one could utilise Bioluminescence organisms to provide additional light to my plants?

    Obviously there are several factors which will most likely not make this liable (such as if plants will respond to this form of light and how one can house these organisms) but I am just curious to see whether it is possible.

    Also, do plants respond to light generated by the moon? If so how could this be maximised?

    Thanks fr your help,

    Samuel



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    I meant to title the thread utilising Bioluminescence


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    I don't think bio luminescence would be your answer....not intense enough or long lasting...plus I'm not sure if they even emit UV. For the same price and space you'd have to have for all the fish tanks and stuff, you could get yourself a few solar panels, an old electric forklift battery, and some grow lights (bought at your local weed, ahem....I mean hydroponic growing outlet.) and set yourself up a little winter grow room. Plants could be planted in 5 gallon plastic paint buckets, and rotated through nightly.
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    ps. are you going "organic" on this little mini-farm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_1988 View Post
    Evening all,

    In the UK we have allotments where you can grow your own food.

    It is approaching the colder months and inevitable sun light is decreasing and this will be a (or THE) limiting factor when trying to grow my own produce over the winter.

    There for I am interested in trying to get around this and I was wondering if one could utilise Bioluminescence organisms to provide additional light to my plants?

    Obviously there are several factors which will most likely not make this liable (such as if plants will respond to this form of light and how one can house these organisms) but I am just curious to see whether it is possible.

    Also, do plants respond to light generated by the moon? If so how could this be maximised?

    Thanks fr your help,

    Samuel
    Just learn how to preserve veges, either cooked, dried or fermented.
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    Sam, it's always been a dream of mine to be self-sufficient....grow and raise your own food, produce your own electricity..etc. How big is your plot? If it was me, I'd build a greenhouse out of PVC pipe, reflective insulating Styrofoam board and fiberglass (clear fiberglass for the roof, reflective insulating panels for the walls)....have my "grow station" in the middle of my greenhouse...and use the heat from the grow lamps to keep other plants healthy.
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    Or you could just switch to growing mushrooms, and sprouts during the winter. They will not supply your whole diet but will still cut into the cost of the food budget.
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