Starting seeds and Grow lights??
I recently bought some seeds. I guess that now would be a good time to learn how to grow them while I'm waiting for them to arrive, lol. The only time I've tried to grow seed 3 out of 5 sprouted. Of those my dog uprooted one, my cat uprooted one, and one rotted from getting too cold.
What type of soil medium works best for seeds. I was thinking of using 25% Coir, 37.5% Compost, and 37.5% Perlite. I do have a variety of other substrates and fertilizers I could use if there are any other sugestions. Im going to try the packaging peanut boats 1st and then move the sprouted seeds to the soil mix. But i'd love to have as many ideas as possible to experiment with and find out what works best for me.
Also what kind of affordable grow lights would work for seedlings. Can you sucesfully use a standard light bulb or flourescent bulb and would it provide enough heat? Would a small room space heater provide sufficent heat? Eventually I'd love to get some heat mats, but I don't want to spend all my money at once.