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Opinions on my plan, please :)

Posted by gardeningmomof5 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 22, 13 at 12:57

I'm new to growing under lights. But I'm sick of shelling out loads of money for seedling every spring, and I can so much more variety if I start my own!

So here is my plan, any and all opinions welcome for a newbie. Set up a aprox 3 6ft plastic tables, all pushed together. Several shop lights, with the special aquarium/growing light (saw them at home depot I think). Fashion foil around the sides, and drape clear plastic sheeting over the whole thing to create a more humid environment.

Also, unsure about a couple things. I was planning on buying the bag of organic potting mix they sell at walmart. Is that I should be using, or something with more vermiculite? And I think I read that the light should be apprx 2" above the seedlings?

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RE: Opinions on my plan, please :)

Forgot to add, I'll be growing veggies, flowers and herbs (just basil). Not sure if they would need different lighting or growing medium.

RE: Opinions on my plan, please :)

You will find you have very strong starts and have saved a ton of money.

You are going about it in a methodical and smart way and this will help flatten the learning curve. I am excited for you as the learning phase is full of research and experimentation!

I grow all my starts to include peppers, tomatoes, herbs, etc. and they all start under shop lights in the basement.

I have several notes and even germination videos on my journal / blog below. Hope it helps. Here is a vid as well.

Have fun!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: My Indoor Growing Adventure

RE: Opinions on my plan, please :)

Thank you, I will check it out!

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