Hi everyone (yup... I'm not experienced)
So... after an epic fail last year loosing all my Bhuts to a bacterial infection I decided to get up out of the ashes and try again.
Here in Wellington (NZ) we don't have a lot of sun at this time of year. I have a few Trinidad Scorpion seedlings and to prevent them from becoming spindly I sought advice from a local grower' shop on growing them indoors until conditions allow them to be plated outside. The guy reckoned to keep them from bolting I need a high temp lamp.. 10,000K - 14,000K.
Long story short: Lamps by those specs were nowhere to be found and I came across 2 X 20W 15,000K lamps. They are currently sitting on top of my propagator.
I have read that warmer temp light promotes strong and squat plants, however nothing about lamps at 15,000K.
Are these fine to use?
Do I need to rather use 6,500K lamps?
Does a mixture of e.g. 1 x 4,000K and 1 x 15,000K lamps give a 8,500K equivalent output?
Please help me understand how this works and what would be the best for my seedlings.