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  • Grow light for urban strawberry farm

    Created by Choi on


    I am looking for a grow light for strawberries. I have been reviewing many setups. Which one do you prefer?


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    Eric Vinje

    Hello Choi –

    It all depends upon the variety of strawberry! June-bearing and ever-bearing plants produce based upon the hours of sunlight you give them. To ease indoor production, I would recommend a grow light that is day/neutral. The varieties “tribute” and “tristar” are recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for commercial production.

    A ceramic metal halide lighting system sounds like it would be the best fit for your farm. CMH bulbs create a spectrum that mimics natural sunlight. We offer a full system set up which you can find here! https://www.planetnatural.com/product/ceramic-metal-halide/

    A more wallet-friendly alternative would involve a ballast and high pressure sodium bulb. HPS bulbs are heavy on the red light to help encourage fruiting and flowering. Find them here. https://www.planetnatural.com/product/digital-grow-lights/

    Hope this helps!

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