Do plants benifit from light reflecting up under the leaves? Wonders if it’s worth putting reflecting mater below pots?
The floors of many tents are covered with reflective material. I’ve never seen anyone go beyond that.
I wondered this as well. A little research did suggest that plants photosynthesize from the underside of leaves as well. I wouldn’t imagine you’d get much light reflecting up from the plants footprint since the canopy would likely be larger than the pot, so I don’t know that spending much extra on doing so would give much return.
I don’t think that’s like a thing, dirt don’t reflect… just my thoughts
Ya but plants in nature dont grow in plain black dirt. Usually covered in plants and or rocks or anything else on the ground. All which do reflect some light as long as it’s not completely black. Idk where ud find plants growing in completely black ground
I’ve used under-lighting, better than any light reflecting. I don’t recommend people go out of their way to under-light your plants as most growers need more light directed at the top of the plants but if you got that covered then why not.
Here’s a HLG 135 rpsec I use for under-lighting.
Yes they can, though many will tell you they can’t.
That’s a wild setup
I do lots of my own experimentation, stuff that works I keep doing. My biggest harvests have included under-lighting or side lighting, gives the lower buds a little boost in size and density, good for a couple extra ounces of weight at harvest time.
That makes sense to me!