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Comparison of Photomorphogenesis in Roses and Asiatic Lilies

Posted by: David Jones on October 03 2018 in Cultivation

Cut flower growers rely on greenhouses to provide them blooms around the year, and it is common for them to grow more than one kind of flowers. Roses and lilies are popularly grown for cut flowers as well as potted plants. Is it possible for growers to use common grow...

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Tomatoes’ Growth and Yield

Posted by: David Jones on October 03 2018 in Cultivation

Crops are grown in greenhouses to locally produce popular vegetables like tomatoes even outside the natural growing season. In the greenhouses, there is light available through natural sources, and LEDs are needed only to supplement deficiencies.  Tomatoes Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) are one of the most popularly grown vegetables in greenhouse...

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Kale: Growth and Development

Posted by: David Jones on October 03 2018 in Cultivation

Light is needed as a driver of growth, development, physiology, and metabolism. By providing different wavelengths at different stages of plant life, it is possible to get kales with desirable features.  Different Kale Species Different varieties of Brassica oleracea, give us many of the common vegetables like broccoli cauliflower, kohlrabi,...

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Microgreens Growth and Nutritional Value

Posted by: David Jones on October 03 2018 in Cultivation

Since microgreens are harvested a few days after germination, and they are consumed for their nutritional importance, the focus of photo-morphogenesis for these high-value crops is on phytochemical concentration. Microgreens Microgreens refer to seedlings or immature greens which are harvested two to three weeks after germination. These usually include the...

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How do Kale and Lettuce Compare in Terms of LED Color Requirements?

Posted by: David Jones on October 03 2018 in Cultivation

The general thumb rules dictating the use of LED growing lights are being overturned by increasing research in specific vegetable and flower species, as well as varieties within each species. The extent of differences in color rendering required for different phases in a plant's life can sometimes be surprising even among related vegetables. Leafy Greens Consider the general category of leafy greens which are favorites among indoor farmers and gardening enthusiasts....

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Cultivating Asiatic Lilies Indoors

Posted by: David Jones on October 03 2018 in Cultivation

Asiatic lily is one of three types of lilies which are commonly grown; the other two are Easter Lily and Oriental Lily (1). There are many species that are grouped together as Asiatic lilies, such as the Lilium amabile, which has red flowers, Lilium bakerianum, which grows at high altitudes, the tall Lilium callosum, and the mildly scented Lilium cernuum(2).Asiatic lilies are...

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