Contain plastic cover with seedlings?

Asked May 1, 2018, 9:22 PM EDT

Hi I started seeds about 2.5 weeks ago (please see pic). Am I ok to continue to use a plastic drape over my my grow light stand & plants? My main pest at this point is my cat who I’m afraid will chew the plants if left open.

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

It is okay to leave the plastic tent over the seedlings. It raises temperature and humidity. Place your plants 1-2” beneath the lights for 14 to 16 hours a day. This will increase light intensity and keep plants stocky and strong. Attaching thin chain or wire to either end of your light fixture will allow you to raise and lower the tubes.
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/plants/seedling-care

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