Sunday, December 27, 2009


Merry Christmas! I wanted to post my latest creation in preparation for the upcoming gardening season--a cedar light box. The 105 watt CFL and aluminum foil-lined walls keep my little seedlings of peppers, eggplant, spinach, zinnia, and hollyhock (and in a couple months, tomato, sweet pepper, cucumber, and zucchini) bathed in light. I actually moved them up, 12" closer to the bulb, after the picture was taken. The light box is built into a 3'x3'x7' cedar closet in Debbie's basement. I used a ballast from an old lamp and bolted it into the ceiling, and fed the wiring along the outside of the closet. It is on a 12 hr. timer. We'll see how they grow!

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