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Lamp Idea Safety

Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
So, I purchased an Aerogarden from Target about eight months ago. It's been pretty awesome so far, and has added something alive to my apartment, which is cool. The only problem is, the plants are reaching the end of their lifecycle so far, and I can't find more pods in a store anywhere. I think the company went out of business or something.

This is what the thing is like, so you know what I'm talking about:

The bottom looks like an upended bowl stuck below a regular bowl. The top half contains a water resevoir and a platform that the plant pods connect into. Going up from this, there's an extendable arm that holds a domed bowl with a UV light in it.

I'm thinking that I'll clean it out once the plants die, and tape some tissue paper or something in between the bowls, so it'll look like a cylinder with light coming out of it. I'm just not sure if this is safe or not, as I'm not sure how hot the light will get. Do UV lights usually get as warm as regular light bulbs?

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    I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Mai-Kero wrote: »
    So, I purchased an Aerogarden from Target about eight months ago. It's been pretty awesome so far, and has added something alive to my apartment, which is cool. The only problem is, the plants are reaching the end of their lifecycle so far, and I can't find more pods in a store anywhere. I think the company went out of business or something.

    This is what the thing is like, so you know what I'm talking about:

    The bottom looks like an upended bowl stuck below a regular bowl. The top half contains a water resevoir and a platform that the plant pods connect into. Going up from this, there's an extendable arm that holds a domed bowl with a UV light in it.

    I'm thinking that I'll clean it out once the plants die, and tape some tissue paper or something in between the bowls, so it'll look like a cylinder with light coming out of it. I'm just not sure if this is safe or not, as I'm not sure how hot the light will get. Do UV lights usually get as warm as regular light bulbs?
    yes

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    ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    HGTV shows something like this all the time on their design shows as something cheap and easy you can do, but I don't know what paper they use.

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    evilmrhenryevilmrhenry Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Aerogarden isn't out of business or anything. Try:
    http://www.nationalgardenwholesale.com/ngw/gardening_supplies.aspx?request=HORT_AEROGARDEN_CHEF_KIT&title=Trays%20/%20Reservoirs%20/%20Grow%20Systems&type=product
    I don't know if it's worth it with shipping, but that should help find replacement seedpods.

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    HypatiaHypatia Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Amazon sells the replacement pods: Example replacement pods

    ^ Just in case you're still interested in growing stuff with them; also, you can re-plant the plants that are grown in them if you get a pot and some soil. I've been kind of surprised since I had to cut the roots apart with scissors but all 3 of my flower plants survived. Now I'm growing green beans because the produce at our grocery store sucks. :)

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