Starting your own plants from seed: Are you up to the challenge?
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February 16, 2013 — Starting your own plants from seed is not for the timid. Mike McGrath discusses how to water without being reckless and why sunny windowsills can be horticultural horror shows! Plus organic answers to all your growing questions.
Dear Mike: I enjoy your show, but please stop giving outdated advice to your listenersâspecifically your habit of always using the term â40 wattâ when you refer to fluorescent tubes used for seed starting. You are correct to recommend regular shop lights instead of those lavender âgrow lightsâ, but the technology has changed over the years, and your old style âT-12â 40-watt lamps have largely been replaced by 32-watt âT-8â fluorescents (which have almost the same brightness, but much better color rendering properties). Get the answer Â»
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