- Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:48 am
Great article moof. I will prove to be very helpful this coming autumn/winter, when I will be experiencing my first dormancy try.
I plan on placing my VFT in a dark basement during the winter months when it goes into dormancy because I live in Massachusetts where outside is too cold, and inside is too heated. I will have an artificial lighting system in place using a 4 ft frame with a t5 6500k bulb with reflector.
My question is: should I increase the space the VFT is away from the light? Currently, I am using the lighting system on cool/cloudy days where I feel the VFT wouldn't get enough light outside. At this time (May/June), I am keeping the light very close to the VFT (2-4 inches). Also, how many hours of artifical light should I allow the VFT to have during dormancy?