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

Answer from NGA
March 1, 2011


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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