The Q&A Archives: Choosing the Best Wattage Bulbs for Seed Starting

Question: When starting seeds indoors is it best to use 15 watt or 40 watt florescent bulbs? Thanks. Bill Mooneyham Mt. Juliet, TN

Answer: A 40 watt bulb is much better. Just keep the young seedlings within a few inches of the bulb and they won't get leggy. Enjoy the seed starting experience.

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