Giving your Plants Enough Light, Particularly When Growing Garlic

By Joseph Robertson

When growing garlic, the three things that your plants need to survive are food, water, and dirt. The food for plants is created when enough light is provided. The water and dust part of the equation are pretty straight forward as long as you follow the recommended care directions and remember to water your plants. But how does one ensure that your indoor plants are getting plenty of light? Finding the best location in your house may need some trial and error before you find the ideal spot.

Before you decide to try growing garlic, or any other plants in your house, look into the light wants. The 4 classes that describe the different light need for plants are low, medium, high, and very high. If you've got a sunroom or skylights in your home and can position your plants in or under them you can get plants like garlic that need high or really high light exposure - though conscious of the fact that some plants can get excess sun, in which case the light that comes in from a regular window should serve.

There are options you can utilize if you need a particular kind of plant and know that your place isn't going to provide it enough light. You can purchase specifically designed grow bulbs to bolster the quantity of light the plant is getting.

Be aware of the light requirements for your plants when choosing this lighting system. Although plants require plenty of light to grow there's such a thing as too much light too. The exact ratio for your plant may differ but a good tenet to follow is 14 hours of sunlight to 10 hours of darkness.

Your plants will tell you if they're getting too much or not enough light (either they will begin to look dry or will become limp). Try different locations in your home to find the best spot for them.

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