I know, we're only may and the summer is still long. But Coleus is very hard to get or replace in Europe so it's never too early to start preparations for next winter to save what I still have :)
I'm looking for growlights to help my collection through the winter, but I really haven't any idea what 's best for Coleus plants. It looks like most growers are using HID lights but those lamps use alot of electricity while the electricity costs in my country will be raised by about 30% this year. I have been wondering if LED growlights would yield decent results or should I use T4 and T5 lamps? Other websites tell that electrodeless high intensity bulbs are better and some websites tell that just a regular energy saving lamp is allready ok so it's very confusing.
What kind of growlights are you using if you have any and what are the results on Coleus plants? Is it true that Coleus has less requirements than vegetables under growlights or do they even need more light?