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Sun screen for Impatiens

Posted by eyeone1999 z6 Mass (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 22, 12 at 9:56

I have started impatiens from seed and they are doing very well. I need to move them from under the lights to make room for other seed starting projects. I plan to put the impatiens in a West facing picture window but late in the day they will receive strong sun. Does anyone know of some type of sun screen that I can hang up on the window to filter out the strongest rays but still allow the light to come through? At my local garden center, they have some type of huge sun screen hanging overhead to filter the sun from the plants while they are outdoors for sale. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


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RE: Sun screen for Impatiens

Late in the day the sun has lost it's strength. Even in the day the sun is not strong on a window sill. You have the eaves of the house and the glass of the window between the sun and your plants. Put your hand on the window and I'll bet it's not hot. I used to grow all my impatiens on my south facing windowsill and they stayed there all day until I hardened them off for planting. When they are growing outside in summer they get the late afternoon sun and early morning sun too and they thrive.

Now I don't live in your zone but in my opinion they need that light and will come to no harm on your windowsill. Try them there. If they start to wilt you can always hang some cheesecloth on the window, but I don't think you'll need it


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