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windy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: light needed for germination Reply with quote

Hi i have seed that require light for germination as well as heat. I have a propagator but what sort of light would be needed. Any advice greatfully recieved Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go to any of the head shops which now trade under a new name they have lights for growing plants indoors but they dont say what plants.
A simple answer is a flouresceent light placed approc 18 inches above the plants should do the trick, you will have to have faith in me on this as you would be suprised at the nurseries that use this method,
did you ever see this video for propogation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJyOUzyMRrU there are three parts to the video on how to build this note it now has over 400 views thanks to me Laughing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7meC4Hst4Mg im sure you could make this your self also check out freeplants.com
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the link, much appreciated
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: light needed for germination Reply with quote

windy wrote:
Hi i have seed that require light for germination as well as heat. I have a propagator but what sort of light would be needed. Any advice greatfully recieved Smile


How much light do you need? Many seeds just need brief exposure to daylight, such as what you get when you open the seed packet (hence many packets are made of foil).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I set up the suplamental lighting over the propagation box and its worked a treat Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simple answer 16 hours
here is a discussion that was on the garden web http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/seed/msg0317545723097.html?28
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I normally stick them on around 7 on my way out and turn them off again around 7 in the evening. If you call to an elecrical wholesale supplier and ask for horticultural floresent tubes, they are the job.
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