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Start vegetable seeds in a room with normal light

Posted by nisidotatos none (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 5:34

i want to start some vegetables from seed.
I have sown in several trays and the brocolii have just come up.
They are however very thin and tall. I am assuming that they might be searching for light.
Sun does not reach the room, so the trays with seeds are in dark or when i am there under light from the room source.

I would like to know if the vegetables (at least during their eraly stages of growth) can be grown under normal room light (1 economic bulb 30-40 watts).
SHould i leave the light on all day?

Thank you

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RE: Start vegetable seeds in a room with normal light

  • Posted by tanyuu (5/6 - South IN) (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 13:52

I'm not experienced with broccoli, so take this with a grain of salt.

As a rule of thumb, if seedlings are growing very thin and tall, it means they're not getting enough light. You'll need a light setup that keeps light on the plants. You can place the lights on a timer to save electricity.

Here is a link that might be useful: This link has some neat examples, both simple and advanced:

This post was edited by tanyuu on Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 13:53

RE: Start vegetable seeds in a room with normal light

Hi “tanyuu”. It's a nice link for this type of problem, but your shared link is partially useful. I need some more useful tips which can able to solve this type of problem.

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