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Postby Chasethorn » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:16 am

I hope this idea works, here is what I got.

I have 0 experience on growing seeds. I have read many basic seed growing articles so I have a small idea of how so.

I have a reptile lamp that is an extra from my tortoise. I am curious if there is any light bulb I can use to grow seeds, rather than a florescent light fixture. Any other advise is greatly appreciated! :D

This was my first idea, to just put them into an old salad box and throw some foil in it to help with escaping light. Also, to have just the lid and no plastic bags.
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Here is another idea, just to have them individually bagged and in a plastic tote so they don't get knocked over.
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Re: Lighting

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Re: Lighting

Postby iann » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:56 am

Chasethorn wrote:Could these be used?? http://www.lowes.com/pd_346992-75774-LB ... facetInfo=

Yes. Those are fluorescent, albeit coiled up into a small space.
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Re: Lighting

Postby CactusFanDan » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:27 pm

Looks fine to me, CFL's are quite good, one of those little ones are going to give off a lot of light, but they don't cover as wide an area as long tubes do. For your setup, though, they'd be great. :)

TOP TIP: Make sure everything is sterile! I've seen it a lot. People don't sterilise enough and they end up with their seeds rotting away or the seedlings damping off. Myself included! :)
Microwave/autoclave the soil prior to sowing. Wash the seeds with a 10% bleach solution, then be sure to rinse afterwards. This is especially important using the baggie method. Also, use sterile rainwater where possible.
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Re: Lighting

Postby Chasethorn » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:24 am

Thanks a lot Dan!
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