A fellow grower in need:
Now I have six little healthy plants. I’m determined to have a healthy harvest this year, determined not to make the plants anxious – butnot successfully finding answers to my questions in the download, or elsewhere on line.
I’m attempting to make the transition from inside to outside – (was told shouldn’t be outside full time until mid-May.)
Transitioning to outside full-time – I am confused about how to manage the change in their lighting.
Now they are under lights all night and morning – then whenever possible I
have them in screened window, direct sun, for afternoon, until dusk…
then back under the lights. The last few days I’ve turned off the lights
for a couple of hours at night. Not sure how to manage this change, can
you advise me?
Not the best indoor setup, probably, but seems to be working well. I am using compact fluorescentbulbs, with lots of reflectors. It has seemed adequate but they are outgrowing the box and are almost ready for the outdoors.
I also don’t know:
- if they are big enough yet to withstand the NM sun all day?
- if I should transplant them from this size pot into their final BIG pots? or a transitional size? (I’m seeking some big pots, 5-6 gallon).
- do I need to fertilize, soon? They are growing in Happy Frog soil and seem mostly very happy.
- one plant has a few leaves that curl under and tips curl downward. Thismay have happened when I let it get too dry after transplanting, but then I read it could be calcium… so I have switched over to tap water.It isn’t the whole plant, just some of the leaves