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Knowledge Nugget: What is PAR?, Ep 2 - Bloom & Grow Radio

 

 

 

Has the concept of “bright indirect light” ever confused you? Or how to measure your light in your home in general? Or how to figure out when you need to supplement with grow lights, and if you get grow lights, how to set your plants up for success under them? Light is probably the most confusing topic when it comes to our plants. It was definitely my biggest pain point when I was starting out as I had so many plants in what I thought was indirect light… but it was actually extremely low light. Lucky for us, Leslie Halleck, my plant friend and Bloom and Grow Garden Society’s resident horticulturist, breaks down brightness and PAR for us in this Knowledge Nugget. Let’s dive in!

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In this episode we learn:

  • [00:19] Is light your biggest pain point in your plant care?
  • [00:54] What to expect from this mini-series episode
  • [01:25] What are Knowledge Nuggets?
  • [03:26] Why brightness is not important
  • [04:06] What is PAR and why is it important to your plants?
  • [05:13] Which spectrums of light are optimal for photosynthesis?
  • [06:22] Why do plants grow best in red light?
  • [07:11] Where to get the best horticulturist-led plant education
  • [08:34] What the next Node of Knowledge lecture is about

 

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