Return to the Growing from Seed Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Window sill/shop light comparison

Posted by mandolls 4 WI (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 10, 11 at 18:05

I thought this might be helpful for people who are just starting seeds for the first time and think they can just use a window sill, or think that they need expensive grow lights.

These Alyssum were started on March 15th,3 1/2 weeks ago. The ones on the left were suffering from some damp-off, so I sprinkled them with cinnamon (the brown dust you see) and banished them to the window sill. The cinnamon seemed to stop the damp-off from spreading, but then I forgot about them. The ones on the right have been under cheap 10.00 shop lights. They are blooming!

I dont know why the seed packet said to start them 10-12 weeks before last frost when they are blooming within a month. Now I have to baby them for another month or so. But the point is - Cheap light work great.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Window sill/shop light comparison

mandolls, thank you very much for sharing the picture! I have always wondered and this helps a lot.

RE: Window sill/shop light comparison

Yes, always fun to see the results of experiments. Thanks for sharing!

Here is a link that might be useful: my blog

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Growing from Seed Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here