I have two shelf units with three – four foot long four bulb fluorescent light fixtures each. I can start a total of twelve 98 plug flats for a total of 1,176 plants!
These are just a couple of days old with the soil just beginning to dry out. My first watering after emergence will be with a solution of water and fish emulsion fertilizer.
When the plants get a little larger and the roots start popping out of the bottom of the plugs I will transplant to larger flats (about 40 per flat).