seed starting - Knowledgebase Question

Name: david tucker
Louisville, Ky
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Question by dgtucker1417
February 15, 2006
I'm getting ready to start my seeds for this year and I'm using brillo solar 20 (brite noonday light) that is 875 lumens 20 watts 5000k color temp: made by GE. Do you think these will be a good light source for my seedlings? Thanks in advance. David Tucker.

Answer from NGA
February 15, 2006
Most seeds do not need artificial light to germinate, but they will certainly need it once they begin to grow. Keep your light source on 14-16 hours a day and keep the seedlings only 1-2 inches beneath the light source to keep them from getting leggy. Adjust the light source height as the plants grow and you should have some very healthy transplants in 6-8 weeks. Enjoy!

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