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Plastic on my outdoor seeds?

Post  elysia on 5/1/2012, 4:22 pm

I have planted my very first seeds outdoors Sunday afternoon. I currently have the boxes covered with clear plastic and was planning on keeping them covered until I see sprouts. Yesterday/this morning I got really paranoid that somehow the seeds would get too warm but when I checked the soil temp about 8:30 this a.m. (outdoor air temp was 60 degrees) it was 60 degrees or even a little below so I left the plastic for the day. Am I making a mistake in leaving the plastic (I plan to cover at night regardless until overnight temps are a little more consistent)?

*note - I posted this in another thread but wanted to put another "feeler" out*
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Re: Plastic on my outdoor seeds?

Post  rowena___. on 5/2/2012, 1:35 pm

check the temps under the plastic. even on days when it is cold, it can get 100º or more under there.
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Re: Plastic on my outdoor seeds?

Post  Kelejan on 5/2/2012, 2:15 pm

I think if the sun shines it heats up, but if the sky is overcast I should imagine it is OK to leave the plastic on for now, but as rowena syas, check the temperature.

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Re: Plastic on my outdoor seeds?

Post  givvmistamps on 5/2/2012, 4:53 pm

Is your plastic laying on the soil or is it up on frames of some sort?
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Don't put in direct sun

Post  CharlesB on 5/2/2012, 5:00 pm

If you put them in direct sun, congratulations you just made a solar oven.

Now get them in the shade.
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Re: Plastic on my outdoor seeds?

Post  elysia on 5/3/2012, 1:13 pm

Yes, the plastic was raised and resting on the top of the bed. I decided they were getting too hot after posting and removed the plastic. Thanks for the input everyone.

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