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Re: Seedlings & heat


Ken,
Good afternoon...I will trying moving the lights closer today. I am using 
4 lights per shelf, temperature is averaging 72-74.  I am keeping the covers
on to increase warmth.You didn't mention what brand of fertilizer you are
using?  


Michael



At 10:09 AM 3/20/99 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 3/19/99 7:56:55 PM Eastern Standard Time, lako731@usit.net
>writes:
>
><< November, January and March, only a few have died, most are growing 
> great but very slow. Only a few seem to be vigorous growers. I have 
> been growing them under lights 22 hours/day, the llights are 
> approximately 5-6" over the plants.   >>
>
>HI MIKE:
>
>Mine were planted around thanksgiving.....they range in size from 8 to 10
>inches and one going to flower....to still miniature.....
>
>first and foremost...the lights should be 2 to 3 inches away, unless you will
>be away for a period of time......second i have 4 lights per shelf...you dont
>mention how many you have.....i use 16 hours on, 8 hours off, with one on/off
>period in the middle of the 8 hours off....
>
>i use 1/4 teaspoon of 15-30-15 per gal of water....if a tblspn is full
>strength i am using 1/9 strength...I DONT THINK YOU NEED MORE FERT....as barb
>suggested maybe you are using to much....
>
>NOW....MY PERSONAL OPINION TO THE PROBLEM....with the little amount of info
>you gave.....the answer is:  HEAT!!!!
>
>with 16 lights burning in here, and with a bank of south facing windows, the
>family room is running at about 76 degrees....seedlings love warm feet [as
>does my wife...lol].....
>
>what is the temp you are growing them at.....how much light are you
>providing.....
>
>give us some more info, and maybe we can give some more answers....
>
>ken....
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Michael Laico
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