Sorry about the contradictions! I didn't convey everything the way I meant.
All of my plants are about 4 months old. I keep some of them covered with saran wrap if they don't take too well to the open air. By this I mean the leaves start falling over after a few hours of exposure.
When they are covered they do great and perk right up.
I began keeping them under saran wrap in order for them to retain water and grow a bit stronger because they would not survive otherwise, for some reason.
I keep the plants misted(usually once at the end of the day and again in the morning as a terrible attempt to mimic condensation). Once every week or two I give them a good watering and at least once every 3 weeks I loosen the soil up slightly with a thin metal rod.
The plants that have not been covered in saran wrap for weeks don't slump over look as if they're dying, even if they go without watering for a day.
But the plants that are newly uncovered will do so within a matter of hours, even if they have been watered/misted.
One of the bell pepper plants has been uncovered the whole day, the other began slumping over within an hour of exposure, but I think it's starting to pick itself back up. However two of my strawberry plants are doing it.
Here are two pictures of my small box, with both bell pepper plants covered(with a bucket as mentioned in the previous post) and some strawberry plants covered / uncovered. This picture is a few weeks old now, but this has been an on-going issue since I began my adventure.
January 15th, 2014:
January 28th, 2014:
Also, when should I begin moving my plants into larger containers? I have been doing all of this on my own with no experience or much information before hand so I really don't know what I am doing.