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Photo shows 24"x48" mirror framed in a shadow-box effect to hide fluorescent lights and to provide a planter area at the bottom. Est. cost: $44.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 55

Photo shows how to make a skylight garden area indoors by building an imitation skylight from translucent plastic and a window-like grid of 1x1 strips, backed by fluorescent strip fixture. Est. cost: $44.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 70

Photo shows how to make a display shelf with a built-in grow light for plants that can be positioned beneath the shelf. Est. cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 95

How to build an A-frame growing unit for plants. Fluorescent growlight is suspended from the top of the frame. Plants sit in the 24"x72" tray. Unit is built from plywood and dimension lumber. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1976 (v.54#10) pg. 122

A summary of plant lighting requirements and a look at the various fixtures and bulbs that are available.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1976 (v.54#11) pg. 24

Photo shows how to build a wall-mounted accent shelf 28"x12" with a plant grow-light mounted underneath. Est. cost: $42.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 120, 118

Grow-light stand has a plywood box base with sliding doors and a two-shelf light-support frame made from aluminum angle and bar stock.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1987 (v.65#10) pg. 178

Ultimate growing rack. Roll-around storage cabinet with two 48" fluorescent fixtures, plastic laminated plant shelves, and adjustable light intensity.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 2002 (v.25#4) pg. 22

Indoor growing (potting) center. Includes 3 shelves illuminated with "grow lights".
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1984 (v.7#7) pg. 17, 25

Simple grow-light stand for starting plants indoors (48"x17") has a U-shaped conduit frame that supports fluorescent lights.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1991 (v.75#4) pg. 11

Indoor gardening using high intensity discharge lighting fixture.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.80#2) pg. 30

Build a multi-shelf light stand for seed starting.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 2002 (v.86#1) pg. 49

Build your own "eco-center". A combination recycling station and indoor-lighted grow box.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Jan-Feb 1991 (v.22#1) pg. 26

How to build a lighted garden wall indoors. Includes construction information, plant arrangement and maintenance tips.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 3 1978 (v.91#2) pg. 79

Tabletop lighted garden. Miniature gazebo conceals a light above a potted plant. Est. cost: $25.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 104, 156

Easy-to-build planter-cabinet serves as a room divider. Planter area in the top is lined with a sheet metal pan. Planter roof is a light box that has three rows of fluorescent fixtures. Base is a two-shelf cabinet. Unit has four recessed swiveling casters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #140 Dec 1972 (v.22#9) pg. 44

Four-shelf garden center has built-in fluorescent lights.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 22

Homeowner's guide to indoor light gardens. Several garden center ideas are illustrated.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 65

Ways to build your own indoor light garden. Four ideas shown.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 77

Starting with seeds. Detailed description of methods and equipment for starting seeds indoors. Includes a sketch of an A-frame light stand, 60" wide by 72" high, that supports three 48" fluorescent shop lights above two shelves.
FINE GARDENING #5 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 20
Added Info FINE GARDENING #7 May-Jun 1989 pg. 4

Tips for indoor gardeners on how to measure footcandles of light using a hand-held incident light meter or an in-camera reflective light meter.
FINE GARDENING #6 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 8

Inexpensive light box for seed starting is constructed from rigid foil-covered insulation and a two-tube fluorescent light fixture.
FINE GARDENING #18 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 8
Added Info FINE GARDENING #20 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 6

Indoor sunlight. How to grow plants with electric lights.
FINE GARDENING #28 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 57
Correction FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 6

Tip on reflectors to focus fluorescent light fixtures used for seedlings.
FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 8
Added Info FINE GARDENING #31 May-Jun 1993 pg. 10

A light box for starting seeds is made from foil-covered insulation board. The top cover and lights can be moved upward as the plants grow.
FINE GARDENING #40 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 8

Miniature greenhouse for propagating plants under fluorescent lights is made from polystyrene panels with an acrylic cover.
FINE GARDENING #47 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 8

An easy-to-build seed starting rack that holds 20 flats under fluorescent lights.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 50
Added Info FINE GARDENING #68 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 6

Energy saving ideas for lighting your indoor garden.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1980-Jan 1981 (v.25#1) pg. 14

How to have a year round garden in your basement. Uses fluorescent grow-lights.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1981 (v.25#6) pg. 49

Getting started in indoor gardening. A guide to choosing a light fixture and other suggestions on starting simple.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.37#6) pg. 24

Making a seed-starting light stand from PVC pipe and fluorescent shop lights.
GARDEN GATE #1 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 16

General guidelines on how many hours of artificial light to give seedlings.
GARDEN GATE #24 Dec 1998 pg. 39

Four-shelf stand for an indoor light-garden. On casters, the shelf unit is 66" high, 51" wide and 20" deep. Three shelves accommodate light fixtures. Includes tips on selecting fluorescent bulbs for the best plant growth.
HARROWSMITH #71 Jan-Feb 1987 (v.11#5) pg. 77

Lighted plant box simulates full sunlight.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar-Apr 1964 (v.32#4) pg. 61

Tips on gardening under lights.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1984 (v.9#9) pg. 10

Under the lights. How to raise seedlings indoors from seed using a simple fluorescent-light setup.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 24

How to grow plants and seedlings in a basement "greenhouse" using artificial lights. Includes plans for building an A-frame shelf unit with three light fixtures.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 35

Tips on the correct light for your houseplants.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 22

Light gardens that look good in living rooms. Four styles of indoor planters shown.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 50

A guide to raising large houseplants and trees under artificial light.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 97

The enlightened plant. A guide to selecting the right bulbs and correct timing for indoor artificial light gardening.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1997 (v.94#2) pg. 58
Added Info HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1997 (v.94#7) pg. 10

Using a guest bath and adjustable lights recommended as a place to start seeds.
KITCHEN GARDEN #18 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 16

Tips on setting up an indoor greenhouse using electric lamps for light. Includes a chart of light levels for common plants.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #452 Jan 1966 (v.62) pg. 90

Three shelf redwood unit features fluorescent lighting for growing plants indoors. Unit is 6-ft. high and almost 6-ft. long and can serve as a room divider. Est. cost: $50 plus light fixtures.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #580 Sep 1976 (v.72) pg. 58

An indoor seed starter is made of pine and plywood with clear acrylic doors. Includes a fluorescent grow light. Est. cost: $100.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 87

Build a plant-starting stand that can double as a coffee table. Fluorescent fixture is mounted beneath the top surface. Overall dimensions: 50"x17"x24" high.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1979 (v.26#3) pg. 80

Beside-the-furnace growing bench is a wooden A-frame open structure with a fluorescent fixture at the top.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1979 (v.26#11) pg. 85

How to stretch fluorescent lights for seedlings by hanging them inside a cardboard crate which has been painted white.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1980 (v.27#5) pg. 20

How to start seedlings under indoor grow lamps.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1980 (v.27#11) pg. 82

Tips for growing indoor vegetables. With good soil and fluorescent lights you can even grow strawberries.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1981 (v.28#11) pg. 51

How my greenhouse starts my garden. Build "growing shelves" and use fluorescent light to start seedlings for your outdoor garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1982 (v.29#12) pg. 76

Tips on selecting fluorescent grow lights.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1983 (v.30#2) pg. 14

Tip: Build a seed starting compartment that uses a fluorescent lamp and mirrors to make sure all seedlings get light.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1983 (v.30#3) pg. 24

Plant rack for starting seedlings is 18"x48"x70" tall and has three shelves and three double-tube fluorescent fixtures. Est. cost: $50.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1987 (v.34#2) pg. 74

How to choose the best lighting for seed-starting and indoor gardening.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1988 (v.35#1) pg. 24

The basics on seed-starting under lights. An explanation of fluorescent lights to use and a simple set up.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1994 (v.41#2) pg. 68

A look at high intensity light units for indoor gardening.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1994 (v.41#9) pg. 56

Build an automated indoor garden to grow vegetables year-round in a 4x4-ft. box that is lined with vinyl and filled with dirt. X-10 automation devices are used to control heat lamps, grow lamps, and irrigation. Est. cost: $500.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Nov 1997 (v.2#5) pg. 30

Adjustable light stand speeds plant growth indoors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1965 (v.123#3) pg. 169

Illuminated panel and planter box set at the end of a dark hall provides needed light without the need for a window.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1966 (v.126#3) pg. 116

Two styles of lighted indoor planters. One is styled like an end table, where the bottom-most shelf has a grow light above it. The second is a room divider style with three glass shelves and a storage cabinet in the bottom half. Here, the light is in the top of the cabinet. Growing tips included in the article.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1976 (v.146#4) pg. 116

Indoor greenhouse (terrarium) is a Plexiglas cabinet the size of a room divider (about 4 ft. long, 7 ft. tall and 8" wide) with built-in grow lights in the top of the cabinet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1974 (v.205#5) pg. 102

Tips on growing plants under fluorescent light.
WORKBASKET Oct 1982 (v.48#1) pg. 46

Grow plants under lamplight for indoor gardening.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1964 (v.20#2) pg. 54

Miniature greenhouse heated by 25-watt display lamp uses clear plastic cake cover on top of a wooden base.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1966 (v.22#5) pg. 50

How to build an indoor "greenhouse" across one end of a room. An accent wall of paneling with three arched openings is built out from an existing wall. Plants are set on the floor, on shelves or hung in the space between the two walls. Fluorescent grow lights are installed overhead.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1977 (v.33#1) pg. 4

Contemporary furniture with a flair. Tree planter. Large indoor planter (room divider) has a canopy with its own built-in lighting system which is controlled by timers.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 78