"grow house"

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Mar 12 03:03:34 UTC 2007

On 3/11/07, Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu> wrote:
[snip re "grow lights"]
> I see hits on Google Book Search that purport to be from 1977, but
> Proquest has cites at least as far back as the early '70s:
> 1970 _New York Times_ 13 Oct. 56/1 (caption) Florist Luther Greene
> turned his narrow entry stairwell into a lush garden by roofing it
> over and installing grow lights to supplement natural light.
> [HNP Doc ID 78196850]

And from Newspaperarchive:

1969 _Iowa City Press-Citizen_ 17 July 7A/3 Some of the Ringo plants
were nurtured under grow lights which Mr. Ringo keeps in a small
garden in his basement.

--Ben Zimmer

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