them lights are runnen hot

by gregg
(appleton,wi.)

Flouorescent T5 four bulb lights over small seedlings. the heat drys out the cells so fast,I mist in the morning and there dry when I get back from work. I have a dome on top of tray, temp. in cabinet is 72, humidity 60%, the lights are 10'' above the tray. Should I change lights to T12 which seens to run a little cooler? Any thing you may have to help....

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Answer from Stella/Simon:
Dear Gregg,

T5s really don't put out much heat, I believe you're not providing enough moisture to begin with. What we do is actually pour water into the bottom of the tray thimhe seedling cubes are sitting in and replenish as needed.

If all you're doing is misting, it's definitely not enough moisture. The cubes need to draw water from below to keep the seedling moist and help roots to sprout.

Hope this helps!
Simon

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