Photo by Melody
Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.

Herbs: Using a fan with indoor herb garden

Communities > Forums > Herbs
bookmark
Forum: HerbsReplies: 2, Views: 31
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
rick7
West Newton, MA

November 24, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9341397

I've read several suggestions to use a fan to maintain good air circulation around the plants in my indoor herb garden where I'm growing oregano, thyme and basil. Two questions:

(1) should I keep the fan going all the time, or just when the grow lights are on (the timer is set to 16 hours a day), or just a few hours, or...?

(2) I have the fan at a speed where the plants are definitely gently waving in the breeze from the fan -- is that ok?

Thanks.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2012
5:19 PM

Post #9342330

I don't think a fan will hurt anything but I also don't think you need to run it full time or very fast.
Gentle should be good and probably not even for the duration of your grow light use.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 26, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #9342984

Agreed, wind toughens young plants and outdoors sucks moisture out of the ground- spring winds- indoors it will help moisture condensation from staying on the plants so, shouldn't take much of a breeze during daylite hrs if they aren't too crowded tite.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Herbs Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
HERB COLD REMEDY jcf 25 Oct 3, 2009 3:18 AM
lemon verbena? laylarose 13 Jan 25, 2008 2:03 AM
Artemesia absinthium- common wormwood balvenie 14 Dec 31, 2007 6:44 PM
Rosemary Minihostalover 48 May 31, 2008 12:53 PM
Echinacea ... what to do with it anyone? IO1 46 Aug 8, 2009 7:26 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America