So these are the only survivors of the “big medicine project” as I’m now calling it. They were born on the 4th of July. And today the are 3 and 3 1/2 inches . Glad to see them start to get their 2nd set of leaves. It is an outdoor, albiet protected grow. My plans Is to transplant later when they are sturdier as I am in FL. And we are in rainy season. And the rains are torrential at times. Gonna keep one in a container and 1 in ground eventually. Trying to keep them tough by keeping them outside. I can move them to a protected are of the lanaii if we get a severe storm for now anyway.
How much direct sunlight are they getting each day? They look a little stretched. They look pretty healthy.
Thanks @Jmesser80, I think that they looked a little stretched too. They are outside and get no less than 6 hrs in direct sun daily. Most days the get direct sunlight until we get our afternoon storms. At which time I HAVE to move them under the covered lanaii. The rains are truly torrential and they would drown. But every day I keep them in direct sunlight as long as possible. Honestly, I probably started way to late in the summer season for Florida. But I don’t have to worry about a frost in September. I just found “I love Growing” a few months ago. I have saved a few seeds for a retry if anything happens to them.
Btw. I did just move them from a small seed starter pot to this larger one 2 days ago. They handled the transplant well.
6 hours of direct sunlight should be adequate I would think. (I’ve only grown indoors but am currently doing an outdoor grow). I believe @Hogmaster is an outdoor grower maybe he can give you some pointers. I would hate to stear you in the wrong direction.
Make sure your pots drain well. Once your plants get a strong main stem they should be fine out side even in a heavy rain as long as the pots drain well. When mine were young if I was expecting rain I would put a clear solo cup over them. Kept them safe in heavy rain.
@sasquatch Thanks! Yes they get the morning sun. The rains come in the mid
afternoon. I did put rocks in the bottom of the container as I would with
other plants to help with drainage. GREAT Idea with the solo cups. I was
trying to think of ways to protect them without losing light. They may be
too big now to do that but I think they are gonna make it. I’m feeling a
little obsessed over them because growing stuff in Florida can be tricky.
Especially if it is something you care about. I wish the word “weed” was
more literal in this case. Ha!