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By andynorth
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So living in the PNW, we have long drawn out gloomy days throughout the winter. Usually not seeing the sun for several months. Some of my plants require a cool/cold dormancy. I want to use my garage and I have one south facing window. However, there is a large tree in the way and light is dim at best. It is however cool enough to provide the winter dormancy needed. I am wondering if I should place one of my grow lights at low power so as not to heat anything up but provide the proper lighting for the needed daylight hours.
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By ChefDean
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During dormancy, they're sleeping and don't need light. I put mine in my insulated, but unheated and windowless garage for the winter.
In fact, here's a pic of my plants during dormancy.
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