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rainman
Wednesday, March 4th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Anybody else here into growing tropical plants in a northern climate? I would recomend it as long as you don't live too far north. You can get dwarf citrus (orange, lemon etc.) and dwarf banana or regular size pineapples (pretty small plant). Grow them and get fruit. Tropical plants are beautiful, grow faster and produce more fruit. Set them outside in the summer and bring them in during the winter. Use a flourescent bulb growlight and humidifier in the winter time. Far north though wont get enough sunlight. Maybe mid level United States would be best. You could grow indoors with all artificial light and such but it becomes too expensive to be worth it. The goal is self sufficiency!