There has been some controversy about the use of special fluorescent light tubes used for the benefit of Seedlings and indoor Plants. But there is no controversy about the fact that plants do benefit from light. Scientific experiments have determined that most Plants and Seedlings show no benefit from Plant Growth lamps beyond the benefits provided by standard white lamps.
Fluorescent lamps suspended above
seedlings prevent them from getting "Leggy".
Like skinny trees in a dense forest which grow straight and tall in an attempt to reach up to where the light is, with few low limbs and leaves. But trees at the edge of the forest will not be nearly as tall and straight. They will have low limbs on a husky trunk, which reach out horizontally toward the light, but not into the shady forest.
Companies that grow trees for
utility poles have learned this fact, and now they plant trees close together
to get long, straight poles. Greenhouse operators have also learned it,
and provide adequate light so their seedlings will be short and husky.
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