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is it ok to move my seedlings to a sunny window?

Posted by mystikbrian (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 27, 05 at 23:48

i have some pepper and eggplant seedlings that are 3 inches or so tall and very stalky.they are now in the basement under floresent lights.they have about 3 or 4 sets of true leaves.i moved one to a window because it got too big and it seems to not know the difference.i am guessing i am past the point of them getting leggy so it wont be a problem right????

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RE: is it ok to move my seedlings to a sunny window?

Sunlight is far far brighter than your fluorescent light setup. Seedlings which receive direct sunlight often enough and for long enough don't grow leggy. Even bright shade in a south-facing window is brighter than many fluorescent light systems. Lights are used where there is no suitable window space or where there is insufficient sunlight due to day length, clouds, or other shading. If you have the sunlight then use it, but pay attention because it is actually too bright for some seedlings.

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