Post by BaseDrifter on Aug 14, 2019 17:49:09 GMT -5
So I have two trays of seedlings that I decided to germinate outside this year for two reasons. First was just to try it, and second is because I didn't have my indoor grow area set up like two years ago.
With the end of the year quickly approaching, I'd like to continue their growth instead of letting them go dormant. Has anyone moved plants indoors after being outside? I would plan on ramping up the light to 18 hours.
I know how to adjust plants from being indoors to being outdoors, but not the other way around.
Post by daniella3d on Aug 14, 2019 18:06:25 GMT -5
Bringing them inside is easy, as artificial light is not likely to burn them as when you go from inside to outside. I have put seedlings outside for a month or so, then brought them back inside without any problem. The seedlings that I have put outside in my greenhouse were fine, but those that I put outside in part shade and about 4 hours of direct sun, all burned. It did not take long, just a day or so. They are recovering but many pitchers burned badly and dried up. This does not happen when bringing them inside from outside. I have a lot of seedlings in the greenhouse that I will bring inside for the winter too.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2019 18:08:05 GMT -5 by daniella3d
Yep, I echo what others have said - going from outdoors to lights is a piece of cake, unlike the reverse journey. The only caveat is that it should be done before they have started to go dormant. This time of year is perfect. If you wait too long and the plants have just fallen asleep, they could be sluggish. If they do go to bed before you get to them, give them 6-8 weeks dormancy then put them under lights. But if you stick them under there before I'd say mid-September* you should be a-ok.
*For northern hemisphere growers of course - so let's just say transition them before the fall equinox, but earlier is better.
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
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