Can I germinate seeds in my garage?

A spare room, unfinished basement or even a garage will work to start your seeds, as long as the minimum nightly temperature is above 50°F.

Are LED lights good for starting seeds?

But as we know, LEDs, like those available for home lighting, come in more neutral white colors that will also work for seed starting. You can even buy led tube lights that will fit in your shop light ballast and require less energy.

Can I start seeds in a cold garage?

So assuming it’s not freezing in there, the plants will do fine. Tomato, pepper, and tomatillo seeds will not germinate properly at temperatures lower than about 50F. The danger is that they’ll rot in the cold, wet soil before they have a chance to germinate.

Do you put seedlings in direct sunlight?

Initially place seedlings outdoors in a sheltered spot – protected from wind and direct sun. Each day following, expose plants to another 30-60 minutes of filtered sunlight. Work your way up to giving plants direct morning sun, followed last by noon-day sun.

Do seeds need darkness to sprout?

Most seeds germinate best under dark conditions and might even be inhibited by light (e.g., Phacelia and Allium spp.). However, some species (e.g., Begonia, Primula, Coleus) need light to germinate (Miles and Brown 2007).

How far apart should seed starting shelves be?

Measure and Cut Lumber. For this seed starting wood shelving unit, the shelves are spaced 24 inches apart. This allows 3 inches for a grow light and 3 inches for the height of the container. The remaining 18 inches of space allows room for the seedlings to grow.

Is garage too cold for seedlings?

Can you grow seedlings in a cold garage?

As long as you can keep the ambient temperatures above 50. You can always fabricate a cover to make a mini greenhouse over your light and seedlings using a large box or plastic tent and your light should generate enough heat to keep them at a acceptable temperature.

Do seedlings need red or blue light?

Light Color Red light stimulates vegetative growth and flowering (but if a plant gets too much, it will become tall and spindly). Blue light regulates plant growth, which makes it ideal for growing foliage plants and short, stocky seedlings (but too much will result in stunted plants).