garden starts under my HPS lights?

hick.man

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Hi, I was wondering if I can sprout all my garden starts under my HPS lights and then transplant them into my garden? I've heard you can from some and from others say I cant? I dont want to waste all our garden seeds. any help would be terrific.
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What is the Watt of the HPS?

Seedlings and Vegging usually prefer a blue spectrum (MH bulb) If you ballast can run both then maybe look into getting one.

If its not to powerful then i dont see a reason why not. Just careful not to get them too close.
 

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ya can but they need to be far away from the light...IMO..i would just use a couple cfls on the kitchen table...then when they get big enough move them into hps..Hope this helps...take care and be safe
 
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Yes. I am starting some garden seeds under a T5 fluoro in my veg room--24 hour light.
 

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im using a 400 watt hps, but i have one of those agro bulbs tht are supposed to do both spectrums. but my ballast is hps and I think you have to have a metal halide balast i think? and my ballasts are all hps and they are all the ols school boxes. so if they sprout ok, what about when I transfer them out side? they wont trip from being under the other lights and then going outside?
 

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Some people like to ease them out side, Couple hours a day to all day because of worrying about the intensity change of the light. Some may chime in about this.

400w should be fine. I veg under my 600w hps.
 

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hick.man said:
im using a 400 watt hps, but i have one of those agro bulbs tht are supposed to do both spectrums. but my ballast is hps and I think you have to have a metal halide balast i think? and my ballasts are all hps and they are all the ols school boxes. so if they sprout ok, what about when I transfer them out side? they wont trip from being under the other lights and then going outside?
first hings first.. You stay away from 'my' sheep Misterr!..:mad:...:rofl:..

Regardless of what light you choose, they will need to be "hardened off" to the outdoors.
Either in a shady spot, mottled sunlight, or direct sun for a limited time each day, until they become accustomed to the environment.
 

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right on, sounds good. thanks everyone, it's much appreciated. heheh, as far as your sheep goes... I swear I just wanna pet'em thats all!:holysheep:
oh I allmost forgot, what happend a while back I had to re-do my account, I've actualy been a member for a few years. I was gone for a bit and come back and no account any more. is there some kind of time limit for not logging in that im not aware of?

thanks :)
 

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hick.man said:
right on, sounds good. thanks everyone, it's much appreciated. heheh, as far as your sheep goes... I swear I just wanna pet'em thats all!:holysheep:
oh I allmost forgot, what happend a while back I had to re-do my account, I've actualy been a member for a few years. I was gone for a bit and come back and no account any more. is there some kind of time limit for not logging in that im not aware of?

thanks :)
nope.. no time limits. We had a "crash" that resulted in a big loss of data. You were probably a 'victim'.. :eek:
welcome back :)
 

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right on. was just curious. ty, and thanks again for the help. mucho mucho appreaiated. :)
 
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The Hemp Goddess said:
Yes. I am starting some garden seeds under a T5 fluoro in my veg room--24 hour light.


Hmmm, do you think they will bare fruit sooner by going out from 24-0 to say 14-10.? ie earlier tomatoes?
 

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