Daylilies forum: New nursery

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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Oct 8, 2016 7:29 AM CST
This year I have more seedlings to grow than the past, they are 20 or 25 for now. We don't have much space but it happens my husband has neon lights in the garage for when he works on our motorcycles. So we put a shelf under one of those and ta-daaaaaaa my seedlings have a new place to grow. I checked with a luxometer and they are getting light as in full sun. I still have some to plant but not many. I hope they will grow well, in the basement temperature drops to 50 F in winter. I don't intend to use more electricity to heat them. The light uses 36W per hour and that's all I can afford to not add too much on our bills.
Now I have to be careful with watering because the past year I almost killed my seedlings with too much water!
Thanks for looking!

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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Oct 8, 2016 5:35 PM CST

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Hurray! I'm so happy you found a solution for lighting your seedlings. Yes, you will want to watch your watering. The cool temperature could make the seedlings grow slower than they normally would if it were slightly warmer (in the 60 - 65 degree range) and over watering will cause problems as you already know.
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
Oct 9, 2016 1:51 PM CST
Thank you Char! I will watch them carefully! Thank You!
Sabrina, North Italy
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 26, 2016 11:33 AM CST
Nice setup, Sabrina Thumbs up It is different growing seedlings indoors. I really had to watch the watering when I did it over the winter one year.
Vickie
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
Nov 1, 2016 4:45 PM CST
Thanks Vickie. The shelf is more crowded now, I added 4 more pots. I try to always check the potting mix sticking one finger in it to be sure it's dry.
Sabrina, North Italy
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