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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #16
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When I plant seeds the seeds are in cells I cant separate them.
I always have some seeds sprout in 5 days or less.
I see no reason not to just turn the lights on their cycle and be done with it in the beginning.
Another reason is wasn't always around to check to see if anything sprouted.
Personally I feel better if that first seed coming out of the soil sees light as soon as it can.
Never and I mean never do I have leggy seedlings.
Nature doesn't shut off light till seeds sprout why should I.
Next I can waste electricity if I want, it is mine I bought and payed for it and can do with it as I choose.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #17
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Rock on, Worth. Not a thing wrong with it.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #18
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If you're growing plants you aren't wasting electricity, but your plants might cost more.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #19
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Having the lights on is not necessary for germination but it sure helps me to see when the seeds are starting to sprout and since I only have a very small set-up the electricity use is so minimal that it's not even worth mentioning.
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