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CFL Bucket

Posted by isuhunter (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 27, 10 at 21:02

Anyone tried using a compact florescent and a white five gallon bucket? Wow I'm impressed how well it works!!!

I germinate them in gallon plastic bags over a rope light and move them to the buckets. Wow they are doing much better than other plants in a basement under 4' shop lights with "plant bulbs".

Just thought I'd share how well it works. Here is the link where I learned how to do it.

Here is a link that might be useful: CFL Bucket site

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RE: CFL Bucket

That's a pretty clever idea, esp for tropicals that need warmer temps. I am just going to start my tomatoes and peppers in my COLD house, so that should be just perfect!



RE: CFL Bucket

  • Posted by anney Georgia 8 (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 28, 10 at 7:25

I have! Earlier someone on the Vegetable forum suggested I try it and posted the same link!

I have a white 5-gallon bucket with a 3-inch hole cut in the bottom for planting stuff out in the garden (to alleviate the PWT). I just turned it upside down, put a CFL down through the hole, taped it in place securely, and set the bucket and seeds on a heating pad. Everything germinates very quickly in that setup.

RE: CFL Bucket

I am looking at saving some talc buckets from when we plant our commercial corn. We go through many buckets. The buckets are square 5 gallon buckets and would work a lot better.

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