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Re: Newbie Question #3

Post  momvet on 3/19/2015, 2:38 pm

I can't seem to add multiple pictures despite the advice given - sorry again!

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Re: Newbie Question #3

Post  sanderson on 3/19/2015, 3:00 pm

Very clever the way you were able to adjust the plant heights under the lights.

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Post  bbroomm on 3/20/2015, 12:33 am

Just wanted to add something on the hardening off.  I didn't do that.  I'm in zone 10 and put some stuff out a few weeks ago.  A lot of stuff.  Like a lot.   Laughing  And I was too busy(lazy) to move them back and forth so I just left them all outside.  But I justified it that my patio gets a lot of shade.  Plus I was going to be up-potting them so I wasn't sure if I was going to be killing them anyway?  I dunno, I can justify laziness if I try.  But they survived not hardening off.  Then they survived up potting.  So I'm happy.  Very Happy
So I thought maybe being in Southern Cali, maybe you didn't -Have- to harden them off either?

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Post  Turan on 3/20/2015, 1:10 am

My guess is that it is more important to keep from sun scald at first.  A light cover of cheese cloth for filtered shade should handle that.

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Post  sanderson on 3/20/2015, 1:15 am

@bbroomm wrote:
So I thought maybe being in Southern Cali, maybe you didn't -Have- to harden them off either?
I took mine outside one day and started planting them the next day.  I'm in zone 8b-9a.  Now I'm trying to get them all mulched.

Turan has a point about some light shade (cheese cloth, sheers).  Boy we folks in temperate areas just have it rough. Laughing

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