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Will security lightning / street lighting upset my vegetable plot?

Hi, Ive just moved into a flat (renting) that has access to a small garden and have spent the bank holiday preparing a small vegetable plot. Ive now planted the 'usual' suspects.. potatoes, chard, corgettes, spinach, runner beans, cucumbers  etc..and have a small plastic greenhouse that my tomato's are in. Next door is a sercurity company, and this building backs onto my garden. At night, two bright 'security' light come on that shine over my veggie patch... Will this effect my plots performance (the plant possibly thinking their getting 24hr sunshine? The 2 lights are of a typical orange hue... 

Advice is appreciated..

With regards,

jon (veggie patch).




  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Doubt if the light is bright enough to affect plant growth. Might be interesting for nighttime wildlife watching. 

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    The lighting won't have any effect, vp.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657
    wonder if the slugs and snails will be deterred at all by the light ,hope so

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Sadly they never have been by either the security light, which the foxes put on often, nor the street lights - they only disturb me!

  • Thankyou for all your responses.. I'll pop up a photo soon to show the progress, and a photo at 'night time' to show my floodlite vedgetable patch!.. Many thanks all, my mind is rested. Happy gardening to you all image

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    As I said I would photos.... I hope the photos show.. The security light from next door have not been effecting an ongoing bountiful harvest (flowering / fruiting) as said by others. image  With regards to slugs.. WoW!.. the lights do indeed seem to keep the slugs away.. they gather on the patio near where the photo was taken but don't slide up the lawn towards my vedgetables - and in effect towards the sercurity light!.. We may be onto something here.. The lettuces are pristine image. Regards, Jon

  • Carol 13Carol 13 Posts: 30

    wow very impressive well done!

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,925

    I would be livid if that security light was shining in my garden.  Bad for wildlife (including humans) as well as the fact that any amateur astronomers with a couple of hundred yards will have their hobby ruined.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Yeah I have to say a stone may fly up when I was mowing the lawn to that light!!!

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    As Bob mentioned, light like that can harm humans.  I hope you have black-out curtains.

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