How many hours per day under lights?
Hi everyone: I am not new to growing seedlings under lights in my basement, but since discovering hot peppers, my former requirement of two fluorescents has doubled. In addition, not only have our hydro rates increased, but we have been converted to 'smart' meters with different rates at different times of the day. In former years, I had my lights on 16-24 hours, but with this increase in seedlings, I am trying to minimize my hydro bill. The longest low-cost period is 12 hours, and I was wondering if that would be sufficient to produce healthy seedlings. So how many hours do you use, and what do you think of 12 hours per day?