Hot Pepper Seedlings Outdoors
Hey everyone! I've been lurking and posting (very selectively) on this forum for a little over a year now. I live in Long Beach, CA, and am trying to grow nearly 40 varieties of hot peppers this summer.
Thanks to the generosity of a few members on this board, I have been able to get my hands on several hot pepper varieties.
Because I am a college student on a serious budget, I am not able to grow my plants the way many of you guys do, with nice heating mats, and full-spectrum bulbs on shelves indoors.
Instead, I found a cheap (10$) heating pad that I would have to re-click into the 'on' position every 45 minutes under my pepper plants, to help them along with the germination process.
I now have several 2-3 inch seedlings, but I can't keep them indoors because I have no lighting, so I have been placing them outside. Do you all think I'm being too ambitious placing them outside this early? I was honestly excited just to get 4 bhut seedlings going!
Here's a 10-Day forecast for my neighborhood--I plan on pulling them in when it rains. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/90815
Thanks for the help!