I’m new to the forum as I’am also new to the growing scene. I’ve just got my tent set up and now I’m having trouble figuring out exactly what tools and or equation I need to figure out the lighting for my seedlings and then veg. I want to go with t5 for sure, my tent is a 4x8 so a total of 32 sq ft. I would like to fit 8 plants in there. So basically here are my questions.
do I need separate lights for seedling and veg?
how can i figure out exactly how many lights I need to have a successful veg?
how can I figure out exactly how much light for healthy seedlings?
is there a rule of thumb for # of plants per sq ft?
Thank you all in advance your response is greatly appreciated!