Getting ready to start seeds indoors? Here are a few tips to follow before you fire up your light stand:
Check the bulbs. Even if the bulbs still light (haven't burnt out), if the ends of the tubes are dark they should be replaced. An old bulb's light may be as little as half the strength of a new bulb.
Clean the bulbs. Wipe them down with a damp cloth (make sure the unit is unplugged) or a dry duster to remove dust and grime that would otherwise diminish the light. Remember to do this once a week while your seeds grow.
Read tips for growing seedlings on a light stand.
Check out Clarington Forge's planting dibber, a great tool for planting seeds or transplanting seedlings
Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables with our Fruits & Veggies CD