|Forum topic by BlankMan||posted 12-22-2009 09:17 AM||872 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-22-2009 09:17 AM
I picked up a SpaceSaver 6, still in the in the box. I’ve been thinking about this for a while for the winter months, in the summer I have about 300 or more sq. ft. dedicated to edibles. I read a blog by a lady quite a while back that did a cost analysis. (Yes, she did a cost analysis.) The main item there that concerns me is the energy cost, I ran the rough numbers it my head, maybe $6 a month if I run the lights at night (I’m on Time Of Use billing), worth it for fresh veggies if it works. See I’m trying hard to reduce my electricity usage (workshop has an exemption :) ), already have LED lights and lighting installed and been totally CFL for years.
So, how well do these things work? I’m gonna do the herbs that came with it and I bought tomatoes, love fresh tomatoes. But I can see lettuce and greens too for fresh salads. Kinda bass ackwards, asking after I have it, but it’s not too late to return it.
So, does it work? Well? What have you grown?
-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI