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Post  schristi69 on 7/4/2013, 11:39 am

I have plants that I have started indoors, under lights.  Can they be planted outdoors right away or do they need to be adjusted to the heat first?

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Post  walshevak on 7/4/2013, 4:06 pm

Adjusted, the sun will cook them if you don't.  Start them in the shade and gradually increase the sun time.

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Post  jkahn2eb on 7/14/2013, 11:27 am

Which plants are you trying to transplant?
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Post  schristi69 on 7/14/2013, 12:25 pm

I have a crapload of tomato plants.  I have been putting them out with a sheet as shade and watering the heck out of them and they seem to be adjusting well.  I will move them to 50% shade cloth soon.

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Post  jkahn2eb on 7/14/2013, 4:14 pm

If they're acclimating already under the shade cloth - good luck.  I might try transplanting half now and half in a month to see, for future reference, which is the better transplanting time. 

I usually start my tomatoes around Jan 1st and transplant a week or two before March 1st depending on frost likelihood. I get a spring crop of tomatoes and a shorter fall crop of tomatoes.  Keep me posted!
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