I have about 50 eggplants, 50 peppers, and 50 tomatoes under a set of 4
flourescent lights. I plan on keeping them there for the next 2-4 weeks,
which is how long it will be before the weather is settled enough to start
taking them outside for a week of hardening. I'll probably plant them in the
ground the first week of June or so. Last year a late frost wiped out a lot
of my plants, so this year I plan on waiting a bit. Question - how long
should I keep the lights on? I currently have it on a timer that cycles it
14 hours on, 10 hours off. Or does it really matter?
Hmm...<looks at light height>...<lowers lights a few inches>...
Um, yeah, ahem, of course I know this :D:D:D..... :-)
It's not as serious with the toms, since I pinch the bottom set of leaves
and bury them real deep anyhow. I don't know if eggplants or peppers are
quite as forgiving. I didn't know how big eggplants would get, so last year
I planted them too close together and ended up with a dense patch that I
could hardly get into. And the yeild was not very good. This year I space
them out a bit further and give them a bit more tlc.
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