Experts and BHG readers answer.
Can I grow plants under lights in my office?
Adding plants to your office is a good idea, and it will require minimal supplies. Supplemental lights such as full-spectrum fluorescent tubes, metal halide bulbs, and high-pressure sodium bulbs make gardening possible where there is little or no natural light. Position the lights 6-8 inches above the tops of the plants, and raise the lights as the plants grow. Use a timer to keep the lights on a schedule. With the added greenery, you'll have better air quality and prettier surroundings, so you'll no doubt be much more productive!