When the sun is really strong it burned my baby plants


#1

A customer has a question and I hope we can get some opinions on it, thanks

I am learning how to grow it i have a pretty good back yard where i can grow but my problem is when the sun is really strong it burned my baby plants i started again with just one but now im skeptical about when to take it outside again


#2

You should consider putting your plants outside for an hour or two in the shade for a couple of days then slowly introduce the plant to direct sunlight. If you just put them in direct sunlight they will burn every time. It’s getting a bit late in the season for photo plants. Might want to consider planting an autoflower. Depending on where you live the outdoor season is growing short.


#3

I started 5 WW Autoflowering in Solo cups outdoors in a shaded area. Took off the domes and put them in the sun for a few hours yesterday to get them ready for direct light. Best of luck on your grow.


#4

Might try putting a small shade over the babies until they get bigger. A small shade would keep them out of the hottest part of the day.


#5

Yes find a place without direct sun and place them in it for a week slowly introducing them to the intense sun mabey after day 2 or 3 of indirect light then put them in good direct sun for a couple of hrs each day increase this time a little and by the end of the week they should be acclimated to go into full sun all day. And it may be wise to get a shade cloth for when the sun is at its most intense heat just incase they do start to wilt in the sun


#6

If you use clear cups, you can see the roots progress. I transplant once the root growth looks like a spider web. Pipe cleaners loosely looped around the seedlings is a regular part of my growing plan. When they get bigger, I support the plant with tomato stakes to help the ladies grow goodies instead of roots n stalk. A increasing exposure is a good idea. Going from comfy indoors to bright hot summer is a killer. after they are about 8" tall, they shouldn’t have a problem…and, the days will be shorter and cooler.
Suggest you plan on starting indoors next year…early. Then moving outdoors when warm enough.
Best Wishes