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 Post subject: is a grow light necessary?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:34 pm 
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my seeds have sprouted. Will they do fine in a south facing window that gets sunlight for 6+ hours or do they need a grow light?


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 Post subject: Re: is a grow light necessary?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:50 am 
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Are they stretching out and leaning towards the window? If so, you need a light. Or they need to be outside in a cold frame or greenhouse. They will get very leggy if the light level is too low, which is not good.


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 Post subject: Re: is a grow light necessary?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:25 pm 
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So far they don't seem to be stretching. They did face the sun but I just turned the tray and it straightened them out. If I could figure out how, I would post a picture. I just don't have a place warm enough and able to put a grow light.


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 Post subject: Re: is a grow light necessary?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:15 pm 
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ok, i bought a couple lights, Daylight 6500K. how far above the seedlings should i put the light? Also, I would like to transplant a few seedlings into their own pods, as I've decided to grow more than I originally thought. Each pod has 7 or so seedlings right now that are a bit leggy. should i allow the seedlings a few days of good light before moving them to their own pod or just do it now? thanks for any info.


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 Post subject: Re: is a grow light necessary?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:22 am 
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I know nothing about those type of lights so I can't tell you how high they should be. I have only used florescent lights and keep them 3-4 inches above the plants.

I divide my seedlings at about 3-4 weeks when they have 6 leaves. I pop them out of the cells and rinse away the soil from the roots in a small bowl of water. Then I replant them back in the starter soil mix and soak them in. They don't even wilt and start growing again in just a couple days. Also, you can plant then down deeper when transplanting to the field and bury the stem under the original soil line. Unlike many types of plants, tobaccos like that. New roots will sprout from the buried stem.


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 Post subject: Re: is a grow light necessary?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:54 pm 
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Smokin' Buffalo, I use the 6500k tubes for all my new starts the spectrum is perfect. I to suggest 3-4" clearance.


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 Post subject: Re: is a grow light necessary?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:53 am 
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great, thanks for the info. I have them under the lights now. Hopefully they will grow big and strong.


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 Post subject: Re: is a grow light necessary?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:38 pm 
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I have seen where people hang the lights from small link chains, and raise them up as the baby plants grow, to maintain a distance of 4 to 6 inches so the leaves do not burn. rc


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 Post subject: Re: is a grow light necessary?
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Compact fluorescents are what I have mine under.


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