how many CFL's for vegging one plant???????

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by marijuano1, Aug 22, 2009.


    marijuano1 Active Member

    :wall:i want to know how many watts of CFL lights do i need for vegging one plant?
    please give me some advice..:-o:leaf:

    mhg26 Well-Known Member

    I too have been growing one plant under all CFLs for the past 10 weeks. I'm using 6 total CFLs: 2 65Watt 6500Kelvin daylites, 2 65Watt 3000Kelvin soft whites, and 2 85Watt 3000Kelvin soft whites. With my 6 CFLs I was able to grow my baby out to 27 inches tall and very bushy in 8 weeks of vegging. And now she is 44 inches tall in week 2 of flowering. So I'd say 5-6 CFLs would be perfect if you have the space for a big plant like mine. If space is an issue then I would suggest getting 2 lights instead and just keeping her small and start flowering at about a foot for alright results.

    northwoodsmoker New Member

    two at the very least.. always two lights per plant more would be better n u can use twenty four, seven or eighteen six..for veggin

    TechnoMage Well-Known Member

    I use 55w compact T5's (2G11 base) bulbs. I love these bulbs since they are only 21" long.

    I use one bulb for my moms, two bulbs for seedlings and three bulbs for vegging. I generally veg 3-4 plants at a time. The nice thing about CFL's is that you can keep them only a few inches off the top of the plants. Makes for nice bushy plants.

    probo24 Well-Known Member

    I agree, great light for momma, and babies.

    darkdestruction420 Well-Known Member

    10,000 lumens a square foot is a good number to shoot for at the least.

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