A reminder to those starting seeds in the window

jonfrum(6)February 6, 2013

I have my onion seedlings under lights, but during the day I put them in the window when the sun is shining. Just this afternoon I noticed that while my seeds were in shaded light, the light hitting the wall on the other side of the room was perfectly clear. The reason? I had left the screen in the lower window slot, and it was the screen that was casting the crosshatched shadow. I slid the screen to the top of the window and voila, clear, bright light.

So don't be a knucklehead like me - give your seedlings the full benefit of what sunlight is available. ;-)

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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

Do watch the temps though in your windowsill. I fried some basil seedlings last season because the sun on them in the sill was too intense!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 3:22PM
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jonfrum(6)

The room they're in is very cool: 40-50 degrees. Good advice though.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 6:24PM
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Persimmons(6b Southern Mass)

Your onions are planted by now, what date do you expect they'll be ready to plant in the ground?

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 12:05AM
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Persimmons(6b Southern Mass)

Your onions are planted by now, what date do you expect they'll be ready to plant in the ground?

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 12:06AM
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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

Persimmons, mine will be planted around end of March in Zone 5.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 1:00AM
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