First Timer - Query on Damping Off

anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)March 1, 2010

This will be my first season growing seedlings under lights (fluorescents) - and I am wondering how great an issue damping off is. I realize an oscillating fan needs to be on - does it need to be on only when the lights are on? Or should the lights be on all the time for seedlings? Thanks so much.


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For me, it has not been an issue since I started bottom watering years ago. I use a fan only for maybe 30 minutes a day and that is to help strengthen the stems, not dry to pot-ting mix.



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