Return to the Growing under Lights Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
A few questions

Posted by momof3wildboys GA (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 30, 09 at 14:09

I will be starting seeds for the first time this year. How long do the lights need to be on the seedlings every day? 14 hours? I have also read that I need to keep a fan on them for a short time every day. Is 15 min a day long enough?

I am going to start a test run this weekend to make sure I know what I am doing before I start the ones I plan on using. I am sure I will have more questions as I go!!

Thanks!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: A few questions

For shop lights, most people run them 12-16 hours a day. I never use a fan until the seedling have 2-3 pairs of leaves or more. The idea is to strengthen the stem.

Mike


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Growing under Lights Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here