GardenGnome
Greener Thumb
Posts: 755
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:26 pm
Location: paradise,ca

hardening off spot to pick

[img]https://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj565/ericmgilson/2012-02-17_09-10-07_662.jpg[/img]
This is my back porch it doesn't get any direct sunlight only through the greenhouse panel on top.
[img]https://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj565/ericmgilson/2012-02-17_09-12-06_875.jpg[/img]
This is the darkest spot in the yard no sunlight all day. It stays in shade and is alittle cold.

[img]https://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj565/ericmgilson/2012-02-17_09-14-28_578.jpg[/img]

Here is a cold box with basic window tops. Facing S.E.

[img]https://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj565/ericmgilson/2012-02-17_09-14-54_916.jpg[/img]

Here is my green house(well yellow its old)
Gilson (Giles) Zone 7b

GardenGnome
Greener Thumb
Posts: 755
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:26 pm
Location: paradise,ca

Thanks I thought you had to do 2 hrs at a time for a week.
Gilson (Giles) Zone 7b

User avatar
rainbowgardener
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 25303
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:04 pm
Location: TN/GA 7b

GardenGnome wrote:Thanks I thought you had to do 2 hrs at a time for a week.
That is pretty close to what Mg described. Her plan is for gradual steps over 8 - 11 days.
Twitter account I manage for local Sierra Club: https://twitter.com/CherokeeGroupSC Facebook page I manage for them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65310596576/ Come and find me and lots of great information, inspiration

GardenGnome
Greener Thumb
Posts: 755
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:26 pm
Location: paradise,ca

Umm it said days not hours
Gilson (Giles) Zone 7b

GardenGnome
Greener Thumb
Posts: 755
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:26 pm
Location: paradise,ca

So step one put in shade all day for 2 or 3 days. Pic 2
Step two I didn't put on here but its my front porch. 3/ 5 hours
3 any where idk when the wind comes will a fan work?
Gilson (Giles) Zone 7b

GardenGnome
Greener Thumb
Posts: 755
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:26 pm
Location: paradise,ca

What if the process is done and it snows and you can put them outside.
For a week do you stick them by a window or back under your lights? And if you do put them back under the lights for awhile do you have restart the process again. To get them used to the sun?
Gilson (Giles) Zone 7b

Return to “Seed Starting Forum”