Do I Need Grow Lights To Start Seeds Indoors?

Are grow lights necessary for seedlings?

Seedlings need a lot of light to grow into sturdy, healthy plants. No matter what anyone tells you, chances are that you do not have enough natural light in your home to grow robust seedlings. Even a south-facing window usually will not do.

What type of grow light is best for starting seeds?

Fluorescent Lights are budget friendly and ideal for germinating seeds, growing herbs, and leafy greens indoors. Fluorescent lights are not very expensive to use, don't heat up, and are available in many sizes to fit your shelving.

When should I start using my grow lights?

The answer to this one is simple. Your grow lights should be turned on (or your seedlings should be put under lights) as soon as the first seed starts to sprout. Many types of seedlings grow very fast, and they will begin reaching for the light as soon as they emerge. So give them plenty of it right from the start.

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