The normal rule of thumb is to start your seeds about 6 weeks prior to your last frost. Transplanting into the ground differs with the type of vegetable seed planted but the usual time to put your seedlings into the ground is when the soil temperature is about 65F but transplanting into warmer soil is better. Some seeds such as squash, melons, beans, corn, beets, okra and cucumbers are usually direct seeded into the garden when soil temperatures are favorable, but, can be grown as transplants. Tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are better started as transplants. Soil temperatures are extremely important when either transplanting or direct seedi
Do you really mean infra red? I would look for something with ultra violet to imitate daylight rather than make heat., otherwise you will have to buy infrared lamps.
"infra red" is because of may non native english. For growing seedling, lamps with a specific radiation spectrum are used:Do you really mean infra red? I would look for something with ultra violet to imitate daylight rather than make heat.
That picture is not from infrared, it is from Ultraviolet A (UVA) bulbs"infra red" is because of may non native english. For growing seedling, lamps with a specific radiation spectrum are used:
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Yes, they produce a lot of heat. When I lived in UK, the local police used helicopters with Thermal Imagers to find "smart" guys who were growing drugs in the attic.
Tomorrow I will load a picture which shows who grows seedlings in the house opposite - their windows glow at night with an "infrared" light, like in the above image.
Thanks for the clarification.That picture is not from infrared, it is from Ultraviolet A (UVA) bulbs
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