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Member Since 30 Oct 2015
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In Topic: Can I grow chili pepper plants directly in my lawn?

19 November 2018 - 03:03 PM

I don't see a problem with it. Do you use fertilizer or pesticides/herbicides/fungicides on your lawn?


Thanks for the feedback.  No, I don't use fertilizer or pesticides/herbicides/fungicides on my back yard lawn.

In Topic: 3W COB LED Clip Lamp - Good for indoor desk chile plant?

23 March 2018 - 11:08 AM

You will need 3000 lumens per square foot of plant canopy to bring a chile to fruit.


Chinese  leds are about 100 lumens/watt


Hi willard3,


The LED grow bulbs in the enclosed link are 9W (they are mfg in China).  So, based on what you are saying, I would need about 3 of these bulbs shining on my desk chile plant in order to bring the plant to fruit?




Thank you.

In Topic: 3W COB LED Clip Lamp - Good for indoor desk chile plant?

21 March 2018 - 10:00 AM

Hi wiilard3,
Thanks for the info.

Question: The specs on the Feit Electric A19 Full Spectrum LED Plant Grow Light Bulb that I could pick up from the local big box store state the following:
Energy used: 9-Watt (equivalent to a 60-Watt standard incandescent light bulb).

From your comment it seems a single indoor ornamental desk plant would need a 30W lamp in order to survive and grow.

For wattage requirements for the single indoor plant, and trying to determine if the Feit Electric LED grow bulb mentioned above would be sufficient for the plant, should I go by the 9W energy used wattage level, or the 60 Watt standard incandescent bulb equivalence level?

Thank you!

In Topic: 3W COB LED Clip Lamp - Good for indoor desk chile plant?

20 March 2018 - 05:51 PM

Thank you for the replies. Looks like Ive got a long way to go with my understanding of LED grow lights.

I guess I just need the LED grow light selection process to be simpler, like when I first started growing seedlings under flourencent lights. I just went into Home Depot, bought some shop lights, and installed the recommended bulbs. Easy.

Perhaps for my one indoor ornamental Chile, I should just go to Home Depot and buy this LED grow bulb:


What does the group think about the Feit LED Grow Bulb?

Thanks again for the advice.

In Topic: Small Scale Chile Grower - Seeking Grow Contract For Seeds

21 February 2018 - 01:06 PM

Hi Plecodude...PM sent...thank you for your interest.