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PostPosted: Sep 5th, '14, 12:41 
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Good morning! I've been messing around with a very small scale indoor system that I cobbled together from IKEA toy buckets and a 10 gallon fish tank. I've primarily been using it to rescue ignored houseplants, start seedlings for our outdoor veggie gardens, and provide water for our cats, who refuse to drink from a bowl and prefer the tank. Any fruit-bearing plants have grown beautifully up to a certain point, but done nothing productive.

However, for some unknown (to me) reason, you'll see in the picture that hiding in the back left corner of the upper tank a cucumber plant that has managed to flower, and I'm now unsure what to do next to encourage it to actually grow a cucumber. I've manually pollinated the half dozen flowers using a brush, but now I'm wondering if I need to change the light to a 2300K spectrum light? What's in there right now is an all-purpose bulb that (I think) is meant primarily for vegetative growth.

Somebody educate me with a primer on how to grow fruiting plants indoors? Google has not been my friend regarding this.

Thanks in advance!
Karen


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