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Starting Seeds With A Grow Light


Is there any benefit to using a CFL light as I get my vegetable seeds started indoors?   Thanks Ed

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I use T5 and T8 lights to start my seeds over using CFL lights.  They cover more area and a single CFL and are more cost effective.  I only keep them under them until secondary leaves appear and then I move them under my 400 watt metal halide lights that cover a 5' x 10' area.  From there they wait to go outside until the last frost date.

I live in an area with a very short growing season. I start all my petunias from seed and they do very well but it takes them awhile to come into bloom. We have built a room that I can put larger pots in before I set them outside with the hope of getting more blooms for my short growing season. What growing light (s) should I put in that shed to maximize bloom on my petunias? Thank you.

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I'm not sure of your grow space but a really nice grow light for a small area, maybe 4' x 4', is the Sun System® HPS 150 Grow Light Fixture at about $63 or so from Amazon.  It throws out 16,000 lumens which is huge compared to using CFL bulbs or fluorescent tube lights.  Read the reviews on Amazon and people are pretty happy with it.

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