The Q&A Archives: Enough Light?

Question: I am about to start some seeds indoors using a wicking system. I plan to put the trays in a window with southern exposure. I have read seedlings need 8-12 hours of bright light. Will the natural light be enough?

Answer: In my experience seedlings do best with ample bright light for between 14 and 16 hours a day, especially if they are sun-loving plants in the garden. For this reason many gardeners use supplemental light for their seedlings.

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