Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by has55 Today at 6:26 am

» New England Nov 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:53 am

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:51 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:49 am

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:26 am

» Birds of the Garden
by Scorpio Rising 11/22/2017, 9:01 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver 11/22/2017, 3:44 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 11/22/2017, 12:33 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by AtlantaMarie 11/22/2017, 11:55 am

» My new compost heap
by AtlantaMarie 11/22/2017, 8:20 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 11/21/2017, 11:55 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/21/2017, 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 11/19/2017, 1:16 pm

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/18/2017, 7:34 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Keeping a Fan on your Plants

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Keeping a Fan on your Plants

Post  tumtumsback on 2/23/2014, 9:53 pm

Hey all,

I've recently been tipped off that keeping a fan near your seedlings will help to strengthen their foundation and will make it easier on the plants come hardening time.

I've made sure not to keep the fan too close to the seedlings so that they'd die, but I've the fan oscilating just far enough away so that every so often you can see the little seedlings vibrate a tiny bit.

My question is, should I be hooking this fan up to the light timer? In other words, should both the fan and the lights go out after 15 hours, or is it okay to keep the fan going during "lights out?"

THANKS!
avatar
tumtumsback

Male Posts : 76
Join date : 2013-12-11
Location : Baltimore

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Keeping a Fan on your Plants

Post  boffer on 2/23/2014, 10:01 pm

I have my fans cycle on and off with my lights.

I have no idea of the pros and cons of either choice.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Keeping a Fan on your Plants

Post  Windsor.Parker on 2/24/2014, 6:24 pm

Air movement, both indoors and out, helps strengthen young plants. Indoors we rely on a gentle fan from time to time.
Outdoors we count on favorable winds. 
avatar
Windsor.Parker

Male Posts : 355
Join date : 2011-12-12
Age : 70
Location : Chicago, South Shore, c. 100yds to Lake Michigan, Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Keeping a Fan on your Plants

Post  tumtumsback on 2/24/2014, 6:26 pm

So by time to time should I not be keeping the fan on 24 hrs?  Should I keep the fan in sync with my 15 hour light cycle instead?
avatar
tumtumsback

Male Posts : 76
Join date : 2013-12-11
Location : Baltimore

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Keeping a Fan on your Plants

Post  Windsor.Parker on 2/24/2014, 6:55 pm

@tumtumsback wrote:So by time to time should I not be keeping the fan on 24 hrs?  Should I keep the fan in sync with my 15 hour light cycle instead?
I think 24 hrs is excessive, and that synchronization with lighting is unnecessary.
 boogie woogie 
Under normal growing conditions, plants experience neither condition routinely.
 veggie fun
avatar
Windsor.Parker

Male Posts : 355
Join date : 2011-12-12
Age : 70
Location : Chicago, South Shore, c. 100yds to Lake Michigan, Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Keeping a Fan on your Plants

Post  tumtumsback on 2/24/2014, 7:53 pm

Ok thank you! Could you be any more specific than "from time to time," I'm kind of a left brained dude lol...
avatar
tumtumsback

Male Posts : 76
Join date : 2013-12-11
Location : Baltimore

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Keeping a Fan on your Plants

Post  baileyhermit on 2/24/2014, 11:32 pm

For my seedlings I turn the fans off and on with the light cycle.  Once in greenhouse and mature, I use a temperature controller that will auto turn off on depending on what temp I choose. Hope this helps!
avatar
baileyhermit

Female Posts : 50
Join date : 2014-01-23
Location : Rocky Mtns 8500 feet

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Keeping a Fan on your Plants

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum