Ok I'd like to start some seeds
. Last yr was my first time at this. I'd like get a better setup. I had a tray of pellets on a shelf and heating pad underneath. That did ok. Then all I had was a clamp on light with grow bulb. As they started to grow and the weather started getting warmer I'd wheel them out side for natural light. The gro bulb wasn't enough. It was incandescent.
Now I'd like to do something better. I found a setup online for about $75. + shipping. Then at Lowes locally I found a set of metal shelves with a plastic covering to get the greenhouse
effect. For about $35. The first one comes with a flourescent light, and Lowes item doesnt. But, maybe I could just get a set of those plastic shelves that stack together. That would save a lot of money that I could put in to a flourescent light. They are $13. + bulb at Lowes.
The pros of the one online is the light already attached. The pros of the one at lowes is the plastic already fit and zippered for easy accsess plus that will keep little fingers and cats away from new seedlings
. And looks nice too. I don't know how I would put a light inside or if it would work on the ouside of the plastic, without melting it or starting a fire. Would putting it at a window with sw or se light be enough? Would the plastic sort of magnify the light? I'll lookup te one I found onine to give spec.
Anyone have any input?