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Green Toe


I finally got a lite set up that keeps plants from getting leggy just wondering how long to leave them under lites before hardening off

4/3/2016 11:52:30 AM


aurora, IL

After the plants start to develop their secondary leaves and if it is not too cold or windy.

4/3/2016 12:55:20 PM



You don't want them to get rootbound.So from two days to three week depending on what container or peat pots theyre in.

4/3/2016 9:32:27 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Set them out side whenver the weather allows like 55 & sunny & up. Take baby steps 1 hour here & there at first. If its real hot & sunny set them in the shade the first day.If it is to crappy out.run a fan in the room to toughen them up a little. Not blowing on them just moving the air in the room enough to create some movement on the stalk.

4/3/2016 10:29:39 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Its never top soon to set them out. Thats how nature does it.

4/3/2016 10:30:39 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

even 55 & cloudy is a good day to acclimate them

4/4/2016 8:01:47 AM

Green Toe


I wasn't sure if too long under lites would hurt the plant or make it root bound I switched from peat pots to half gallon pails to get away from repotting them , looks like spring will arrive all at once. Thanks, Orv

4/4/2016 10:12:52 AM

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