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Moving mates outside

Posted by Moorlord none (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 10:33

Hey guys.
Ive been lurking around here for a while and I love this place, so much great info. I have a few plants and Im wondering if I should be moving them outside for the day or just keeping them indoors for now. I have a coldframe and Im not sure if its better to have them in there or in the house. I have a hard time keeping the temps regular but im pretty sure the sun would be better than the lights. I have two groups. One is three weeks old today and the other 2 weeks. Its going to start getting crowded under the lights. Oh and my planting date is about 5 weeks away. Thanks for any advice.

This post was edited by Moorlord on Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 10:44

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RE: Moving mates outside

Wait. Those aren't nearly big enough to harden off yet. Are those T5 bulbs? If not they need to be closer to the plants.


RE: Moving mates outside

Thanks for replying. It wasnt my intention to harden off I was just wondering if the "greenhouse" would be a better environment. I can keep it around 68 pretty easy. And I just moved the lights up to take a pictures it usually sits right down on them about 2 inches up. But I can see what you mean. I was just wondering if the structure below would be a better environment than my bedroom. Thanks again

RE: Moving mates outside

You would have to gradually adjust them to it. Temp would be ok if nights aren't too cold but the UV and sun exposure will be a big change for them. Once hardened off to go to the GH then they are usually ready for transplanting to the garden without additional hardening except for wind protection.


RE: Moving mates outside

Thanks for the advice. Ill probably just wait a few more weeks and use the GH for a nice place to harden off. I have used this GH for storage for a few mini palms and other assortments. Its just enough to keep the roots from dying. This is my first attempt at growing my own maters. Much appreciated.

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