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Narrow Wavelength LED Light is New Rx for Picky Plants

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JAMES SCHLETT, EDITOR, [email protected]

It does not take a brown thumb to know plants are fickle. But this winter many green-thumb gardeners growing fruits or perennials from seed — in a spare bedroom or whatever doubles as their greenhouse — will not realize just how picky their plants are. Even if the seeds sprout, leaves unfurl and buds flower, their fragrance may not reach its full potential. That’s because fluorescent and high-pressure sodium (HPS) grow lights commonly used to support photosynthesis often fail to adequately deliver the wavelengths of light that result in optimum levels of aromatic volatile...Read full article

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