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Useing just a shop light for seedlings without a window

Posted by wertach 7b SC (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 29, 14 at 15:53

Sweet thang has laid down the law this year.....

I usually set up a table in front of my bedroom windows with an adjustable shop light. This year she has banished me to the laundry room.

The room has a small northern facing window and I will not be able to use my table. Not enough room.

But I have plenty of counter space. I can hang my lights under the cabinets with hooks and chain so that they are adjustable.

Will the lights be enough light by themselves?

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RE: Useing just a shop light for seedlings without a window

  • Posted by ZachS z5 Littleton, CO (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 29, 14 at 19:12

I start all my seedlings under lights only. I, too, and relegated to the laundry room with no windows. As long as your lights are close enough (I keep my fluorescent tubes ~1" from the top) you should be fine.

If I knew how, I'd post some pictures. Either way, the window, IMHO doesn't provide much of any light to growing seedlings anyways, so you're not losing much without them.

RE: Useing just a shop light for seedlings without a window

Thanks, I was thinking the same on the windows not giving much light.

I set it up last night and I think I like it better than the table. Everything I need is there and I don't have to worry about making a mess because the floor is tile with a drainage hole.

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