Seed Starting With CFL's
I'm trying to start tomato and pepper seeds indoors to get a jump on the growing season. When the weather is warmer I plan to transplant them outside. I only need the light to give the seedlings a kick start, not to produce fruit. I have the seeds in a 12" x 12" starter kit. As it's the first time I've tried to grow anything like this I've got a few questions:
1. Bulbs I currently have are a 60W (equivalent) 2700k, which I currently have a light fitting for. I also have a 100W (equivalent) 5000k, which is too large for any of my current desk lamp fixtures (doh!). Will these two bulbs be sufficient or will I need additional bulbs?
2. I plan to run the 60W one at first until I can sort out a lamp that can hold the larger 100W bulb. Will the 2700k initial light be too red for a seedling? I.e. should I get a bigger lamp fixture ASAP?
3. Rather than get a bigger lamp fixture would a 60W 5000k bulb work, given how small the space is and the lamp will be right above the seedlings?
4. Once I get a fixture for the 100W bulb should I run them both at the same time or would that be overkill for such a small growing space?
5. Can I leave the lights on 24/7 to grow the seedlings faster or will that weaken the plants for when I transfer them outdoors?
6. Can anyone recommend a decent lamp fixture that will hold a 100W CFL? Preferably a desk lamp style one so I can more easily suspend it directly over the plants.
Thank you for any help with these probably dumb questions.