Supplementing window light
I'm writing here since the growing with lights forum seems rather sedated, and I'm thinking there might be some people in a similar situation here.
With autumn approaching the amount of sunlight is rapidly diminishing (especially as far north as I am located). Are there any people here who supplement the window sunlight with artificial lights?
My idea is to hang a fluorescent bulb in my windows where my plants are sitting.
Would a single 54W T5HO bulb per window give any meaningful supplement (note: not the sole source of light) to my houseplants, or are more needed to have any effect at all? Putting more bulbs in each window seems somewhat unwieldy.
When reading around about the spectrum of light used by plants, I often come over the factoid "blue = vegetative, red = flowering". Does that mean I should go mainly blue for a plant like a Ficus benjamina? None of my plants are of any especially flowery kind.