im gonna upgrade from a 2-bulb t-8 to a 4- bulb t-8 on the way home today. they are in peat pellets right now, i will be transplanting to solo cups,planting deeper and adding more light. maybe that will straighten out their attitude.
I dont use a fan myself, I just do a trick I learned while watching a youtube video. I just run my palm over the canopy of the seedlings pushing them gently over a couple times a day and it basically simulates wind.
Works for me, lol
i have acquired a 4ft, 4 bulb t-8 light. what type of bulb would you recommend i use for my seedlings until i can put them outside around April, i already have 2 -1400L grow lights. maybe mix two grow with 2 white or all white or all grow? this is not a high output light. any advice is much appreciated.
Somewhere between 16 and 20 is a good starting point. They like lots of light but definitely benefit from some dark time, too. Check out some time-lapse vids of how plants (especially peppers) recover during dark time.
From what I've read, both chilies and tomatoes benefit from 24/7 light for the first 5-7 weeks. After that leaf necrosis can set in. At this point I believe the light period is 18/6, but I can't recall at the moment.