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lumens for seedlings
Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:54 PM
I will post pictures later dont have the time atm.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:03 AM
I have been using a 2ft 2bulb shop light for my 6 seedlings and its doing fine. It has 2 17watt High Output bulbs though. Each one of those bulbs has more lumens the 1100.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:17 AM
To the OP, what kind of light is it? Assuming it's a CFL that will be OK for maybe a week, that's less light than one 23w CFL gives off.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:23 AM
edit: i see my mistake already, i meant to say dont go by lumens alone, instead i just said dont go by lumens period.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 01:13 AM
-CFL's are in the mail
-Grow room will be setup in about 4 weeks hence the practice run and I'm not worried if I lose them but if they make it they make it. (why waste money on seeds and germ them wrong!)(bagseed is free)
-Firm believer that practice makes perfect and I'm treating everything as a learning experience
-For the pictures below the first two are the seedlings the day they sprouted and the next pictures are 2-3 days after sprouting They both have 4 leaves and are very green and look very healthy to me. I've only watered them once with filtered water just enough to moisten the soil again. (going by all off the research I've done)
-lemme know what you think
(I'll put up my grow room specs when I actually finalize it almost there!)
Edited by Mephy86, 17 June 2010 - 01:51 AM.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:53 AM
Edited by Mephy86, 17 June 2010 - 03:03 AM.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:59 PM
Not only is it not enough light, but incandescent lights put off tons of heat.
Keep burying the stretching stem as much as you can until the light comes.
Just be carefull if your going to bury the stem, some times the stem can start to rot if you bury it. Im not sure if it was just something that happen to me or if its common but back when i was doing my first outdoor grow i started my plants inside. I didnnt have enough light and they stretched, so burried the stems and a couple of the plants started looking like shit and they fell over cause the stem was rotting.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:15 AM
Edited by Mephy86, 18 June 2010 - 03:15 AM.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:59 AM
BTW why would you order 2 23watt cfls? you can go to any store and buy those for like $5. Even places like walgreens or cvs has those. Your going to pay shipping on something you can get anywhere? Like i could literally go into town close my eyes, throw a rock and hit a store that sells those.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:04 AM
Alot of ppl say blacklights will grow plants but i really doubt it.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:13 AM
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:09 PM
Normally i woldnt recommend putting them outside then bringing them back in, but in your case i think it would be best.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:20 PM
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