Need Advise on Growing Cuttings Under Flourescent Lights
I took softwood hydrangea cuttings yesterday and have them about 8-10" below 4ft shoplights (2x32W cool whites) in my basement (room temp is 60-65 degrees). The cuttings are in 4" pots, grouped together in a 1020 flat. The entire flat is wrapped in a large clear plastic bag with no vent holes. The top of the plastic is suspended about 6" above the cuttings.
How close should flourescent shop lights be to newly taken cuttings (or plastic) and how long should I run the lights? I currently have them on a timer for 18 hrs.
Is there anything I need to be concerned with (e.g. misting, ventilation)?