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Using Aluminum Foil

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  • Jul 27 2010 06:24 PM
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:24 PM

I grew plants in my basement shower with aluminum shower around the inner walls. I ended up getting holes in my plants. I thought it may have been an imbalance of necessary chemicals but then a friend told me the foil most likely made the holes and to use white paper. any thoughts?:confused:
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:26 PM

Aluminum foil creates hot spots and that can burn plants and thats what most likely happened.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:37 PM

Without any other information, I'd say almost certainly that the foil is the culprit unless you have insects.

Use a flat or mat white surface to contain your light from now on, it reflects much more evenly and without creating the hot spots that shinier whites and foils/mylar can create.

Most garden centers sell something called "black and white poly" or "Panda Paper".

It's a tube of plastic sheeting, black on one side and white on the other, that growers use for reflection and for creating a light-tight environment.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:40 PM

alright will do. thank you

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