Is this an acceptable cheap setup?
I'm trying to put together an inexpensive setup to start some tree seedlings in my basement to then move outdoors in May or so.
I'll probably start them around the time they've stratified in the fridge. Mostly oaks, possibly a few others too.
Would this setup work, and, provide enough light?
2 incandescent "work light" type fixtures, like the ones with the 8.5" aluminum reflector that you can get for less than $20, the "clip on" type, but mount them to some type of hanging fixture. The ones I'm looking at are rated to 150 watts.
Then two 85 or 105W CFLs...
1. How big of an area would I be able to light sufficiently for this task to where the seedlings won't be weak or leggy?
2. Do I need CFL "grow lamps" like what you can get from Hydrofarm, or would any "regular" CFL work?
3. I also have concerns that the large base of the typical CFL won't fit in the light fixture - which is something such as this:
Here is a link that might be useful: Light Fixture