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    Question Best light for sprouting seeds

    What is the best light to use for trying to get seeds to sprout after they have been germinated? I have read that daylight CFL's are better. But i figured that a MH would do better ( of course it would have to be set higher up).
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    Re: Best light for sprouting seeds

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGrowAlot View Post
    What is the best light to use for trying to get seeds to sprout after they have been germinated? I have read that daylight CFL's are better. But i figured that a MH would do better ( of course it would have to be set higher up).





    well i would go with the cfl but get a 6500k cfl if your not looking to change your light whilst in veg just get like 250w cfl be fine for a few plants just depends on how big of a scale your thinking on setting up

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    Re: Best light for sprouting seeds

    I would certianly have to agree with ol sausage200723 on this one


    I have used a 125w 6400 k CFL for the last 6 months for seedling, clones and vegging plants up to 10 weeks all under the same bulb in a 2 foot by 2 foot square area thats about 4 foot squared, with perfectly decent out come & healthy looking plants.


    Please bear in mind i use a horticultarul grade CFL, E40 bayonet fitting in a suitable reflector than some domestic junk.


    Day light CFLs are 5000k which peak in the yellow & green spectrum which plants use very little off ! but yet still produce a minor amount of red & blue spectrum, yes they can work as a substitute but better/ more optimal results can be achieved with correct spectrum bulbs.
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    Re: Best light for sprouting seeds

    I just usually place em in moist paper toweling and wet every now n then, sat it in the window n it germinated in 24/48 hrs.. But a cfl will do the same in bout the same time..Goodluk and Happy Harvesting
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