giving my seedlings some sun?

lisafrommarylandApril 10, 2013

Getting ready to transplant my seedlings which are getting true leaves into larger containers. They have been under T8 growlights 18 hours a day, and doing well.
We are having a warm front here in MD for a few days so for the past 3 days I have kept my seedlings outside to get sun for a few hours. I have put them in some modest shade so they don't get burned. Anyway, I read in another post that doing so might stun their growth because they have to adapt to the varying conditions, which conflicts with an article that said that if you can use true sunlight then utilize it when you can.
So, I thought I was doing a good thing by using some sun for light. Should I just keep them strictly under grow lights until I harden them off for the garden? Thank you!

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Kevinitis(5)

I try to have my plants under as much natural sunlight as possible as early as possible. I find I have a much easier time hardening off the plants that way.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 8:57PM
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lisafrommaryland

Thank you--I appreciate your advice! I will give them warm temps and sun when i can.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 9:54PM
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sidhartha0209(KY_6a)

"I try to have my plants under as much natural sunlight as possible as early as possible. I find I have a much easier time hardening off the plants that way."

Ditto!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 10:23PM
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