Indoor seed starting - Knowledgebase Question

San Bernardino, Ca
Question by eshorts5
March 1, 2011
I started some bell peppers and collard greens indoors 2/27/11. The directions say to keep warm but my house is cold (inside temp 63-68 by afternoon) is this warm enough? I really don't have a warm area in my house right now. Not even in the kitchen window its still cold around here. Would artificial warmth from the furnace help?
Thank you


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Answer from NGA
March 1, 2011

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Your bell peppers and collard greens will sprout at 65F but as they start to grow they'll need a little more warmth. You can invest in a heating cable (which goes underneath the seedling trays or pots), or you can use a gro-lite to provide artificial light to your seedlings which will also put off a little heat and keep them nice and warm. Hope this helps!

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