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I would like some advice on grow lights. My main reason is that my garden is east facing and does not get a great deal of direct sun light. Also I am going to build tiered planter boxes I.e planter boxes that are directly above each other to make use of space.
This tiered effect may casr more shade on the veggies.
Does anyone have advice in this field? Is it necessary to have lights on or could I go without?
I must admit. I am a little puzzled her. I take it that you mean lights as in electric lights. Lights often refer to glass protection frames etc. Then the tiers.
Firstly. You say that the area only basically gets early daylight, as the site faces east. Let's set aside a common myth. That south facing sites are needed. South facing simply implies that that area of the garden get the most number of hours of sunlight. So basically as long as your garden get some daylight. Don't panic. If you were able to sit and watch your plants. You would in fact see that they follow the light around. Now the tiers. If you have the space. Then leave a gap between the front tier and the veg plot. Then slope the tiers up and back. Like the seating arrangement at a stadium. I can't really see you have much of a problem. In fact it's a good way of utilising what space you have.
All the best.
Hi, don't worry about your veggies - they'll be find - in the summer the sun is higher in the sky and - they'll get plenty of light. I've grown veggies in a north-facing back yard in the past