Give me clarity or give me death!
Okay, I read a whole bunch of stuff on the forum about picking the right lights and tubes for seedlings and I'm more confused than ever! It looks like I will have to put some major time into untangling the mess I've created in my head. But for now, since I want to get started this weekend, I'm in desparate need of some REALLY, REALLY, dumbed-down basic advice.
I just need enough light for tomatoes and pepper seedlings on a single 4ft shelf. I'll hang it from the ceiling with chains.
1 fixture or 2?
I'd rather not do any overdriving, turbo charging or souping up, etc., unless I really need to (I'd probably burn the garage down).
Reflectors or not?
Shoplight or something more expensive? Examples (brand and model name or #)
T8 or T12 bulbs?
Mixture of cool and warm (whatever that means) or a Philips Deluxe or what?
Sorry, I really am interested in wavelengths, lumens, light meters and all that stuff, but right now I just need some really quick help. Gotta go. Thanks