Do you keep a cover on your daylily seedlings?

TNY78(7a-East TN)January 7, 2014

My seeds have begun to germinate and I've transferred planted them in their seeding tray. They just started peeping out of the soil a couple of days ago, so I put them under the grow light tonight. I have a heating pad under them as well. My question is, should I leave the clear plastic cover on them, or just let them be out in the open air? Also, should the light be further away from them, closer, or about where it is? There's a picture of my setup below.

Thanks for your help,

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I can't speak for anyone else but I leave mine under the grow lights until they're a bit taller, about 1.5".

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 8:18AM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

Oh yes, I know to leave them under the lights longer (they actually just went under the light last night). They'll be under the light until its Spring. What I wasn't sure about was leaving the plastic cover over them? I wasn't sure if it would be too much humidity and they would rot, or if it better to leave the cover on, so they will stay warmer and more humid... Here's a picture of the cover I was referring to :)

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 12:49PM
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Sorry, I meant I leave mine under domes. Don't know if it really makes any difference tho. Maybe someone else will chime in and let us know.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 1:00PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

ok, that makes more sense :) They're almost touching the top of this 2" dome, but I have a 6" one I'm going to switch it to (as soon as I find garage is a mess right now! haha)


    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 7:13PM
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TNY78, great installation!

I suggest to take out the plastic cover and never put it on. Talking about the distance from lights it depends on the pulps (different pulps generate different temperature). It should be warm but not hot :)

I also prepare to plant my daylilies . It is the most beautiful flower for me

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 5:07AM
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