Question regarding indoor seed starting set-up?
Ok, I have my homemade "mini-greenhouse" up and going in my kitchen to start seeds in. It consists of a stainless large baker's rack wrapped with plastic (plastic drop cloth painters use?). 4 double bulb florescent T8 shop lights between two shelves using 6500k daylight bulbs. The lights are on a timer. I also have a thermostat that maintains soil temp at the set temp. with a soil sensor that turns on 2 heat lamps to regulate temperature. Oh, and a fan for circulation..
Here is my question: (i am using tomatoes for an example) If I germinate a flat at 77� one week, then move that under the lights, to germinate another flat of seeds on the dark shelf, is it ok for the new seedlings to remain in the same temperature needed for seed germination? Is 77� too hot for the baby seedlings? What is optimum growing temp for seedlings once I'm finished germinating (or in between weeks I start new plants)?