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CanadaGrower

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how can I keep citrus trees in optimum temp
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:28:42 AM »
So as I have mentioned before I have a pretty good selection of citrus trees which I hope I can eventually have high yields from

anyways, notwithstanding I have been looking into grow tents, most likely designed for the Mary Janes. We have quite the rainfall around this time of year, every year, we probably won't see a whole lot of sun until April of next year. Anyways. if anyone is more familiar with grow tents, grow lights and alike please help me educate on it as I would REALLY like to keep as many green healthy leaves as possible this year

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Re: how can I keep citrus trees in optimum temp
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 04:33:51 AM »
For a 2 by 3 foot space, two "100 watt equivalent" (5000K) LED bulbs, constantly left on, are sufficient for lighting.

It is also possible to buy a temperature controlled thermostat outlet, and plug in a tiny 250 Watt space heater to that to supply warmth. But for citrus growing inside a heated house (and in the geographic location you are) that will probably not be really necessary. Even without an added heater the temperature is still likely to stay about 63 F (17.5 C) in there, with the lights being on, even though it may be 0 C outside.

Plan to water about once a week, maybe twice a week if the containers are not really big enough.
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Re: how can I keep citrus trees in optimum temp
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 05:06:49 PM »
For a 2 by 3 foot space, two "100 watt equivalent" (5000K) LED bulbs, constantly left on, are sufficient for lighting.

The plants need to sleep 8 hours a day, so turn it off with a controller. It saves your energy bill as well.

 

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