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Starting too late?

Posted by mwilkie 5-6 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 1, 11 at 9:04

I finally have everything I need for starting some annual seeds. Now I'm wondering if it is too late. I am using Park's Bio domes and Jiffy strips with a 4' growlight and heat mat setup. Should the lights be on right after I sow the seeds? Or should I leave them off until they appear? How long should I wait before transplanting the plants? I guess I will need to group plants with like germination times near each other but that will be difficult with the Park's set up. Any advice would be very welcome.

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RE: Starting too late?

What are you starting?

That really makes the difference.


RE: Starting too late?

Not late at all. you are in cold zone like me. The safest time to plant outside is Mid-may. I leave the lights on 24/7 I think they love the lights. As soon as they germinate they are removed from the heating Mat to let them grow in normal room temperature. Some people say some vegetables like lettuce, Carrots and parsely love cold temperature. This is not my experience. Mid-may in zone 7 is the best results I got. Off course I harden them starting the first of may for may be 1-2 hours outside.

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