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Post  tumtumsback on 2/7/2014, 11:37 pm

Terrible ice storms up here in Maryland; my power has just been restored after 3 days of dark.

Here is what my seedlings look like after 3 straight days of no light:







I started the Romanesco on 1/27 .. I started the Calabrese on 1/29 .. All day on 2/5, 2/6, and 2/7, no light! (72 hours total time no light, while they were 8 and 6 days old.

Do I start over, or keep them going?!
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Post  meatburner on 2/7/2014, 11:45 pm

They look just fine to me.  Get some lights on them and they will be good.  JMO
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Post  tumtumsback on 2/7/2014, 11:48 pm

If I am going to get lights back on them, I am going to wait until 6:30AM tomorrow morning so I can go back to my 6:30AM / 12:30AM cycle... Any other opinions?
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Post  martha on 2/8/2014, 12:42 am

I agree - I think they look great.
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Post  Goosegirl on 2/8/2014, 8:44 am

They look great!

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Post  camprn on 2/8/2014, 11:03 am

@meatburner wrote:They look just fine to me.  Get some lights on them and they will be good.  JMO
+1 get some lights to within a few inches of the seedlings and they will be fine!

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Post  boffer on 2/8/2014, 12:07 pm

They should be fine, and you really can't get too close to most florescent bulbs.

This is an old 40w bulb.  Lettuce in front; spinach in rear.



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Post  sanderson on 2/8/2014, 3:13 pm

Boffer, great photos for demonstration! I'm going to lower my lights
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