[tomato] Newbie at starting seeds

Diane Roeder (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Thu, 14 Jan 1999 11:31:45 -0500

I am inspired to try my hand at starting seeds this year because it will
give me access to heirloom varieties.  Attempts at starting seeds have
failed in the past because I thought you just needed a sunny window to
start seeds.  I have two specific questions:

Is a 4 foot fluorescent light fixture containing 4 tubes, 400 watts each
sufficient?  Too much?

Is there any harm in leaving that fixture on 24 hrs/day, since it's
wired into a switch?

OK, three questions.  Where is a good, INEXPENSIVE source for obtaining
what is necessary for heat underneath the seedlings?