Raising and lowering grow lights

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  1. Donna S

    Donna S Hardy Maple

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    Anyone have an easy system for raising and lowering grow lights?
     
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    Donna, ours are on chains suspended from hooks. I just unhook, adjust, and replace the chain links on the hooks.

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    Seedlings at end of February ( photo / image / picture from marlingardener's Garden )

    This isn't a very clear picture, but the plastic shelving has holes drilled in it where the chain goes through, and the lights are suspended from two chains at each end.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    My lights are also hung using chains and hooks.
     
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    Thanks all for info.
     



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    OR....you can put something under the seed tray. I have a lot of paperback books so I use them to "shim" under the plants, so as to keep them a couple inches from the light. When they grow a little, I remove a book or two on each end. By the time all the books are gone it's time to prune or set them outside.
     
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    we use chains and "s" hooks, too.
     
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    Yes, "S" hooks! Carolyn, thank you--I couldn't remember what they were called and I didn't think "squiggly hooks" was very descriptive. :oops:
     
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