Thinking of starting seeds this year to plant in your garden? There's no need to plunk down big bucks on a grow light.
Vegetable gardener Greg Holdsworth offers instructions for building a grow light stand out of PVC pipe in the e-newsletter published by Fine Gardening's Vegetable Gardener website. It's a fairly easy project, and best of all, it cost Holdsworth less than $60 -- including the light fixture.
The instructions are designed for a 4-foot fluorescent shop light fixture, but they could be altered for a 2- or 3-foot fixture.
You can read about Holdsworth's project here.