Apple Seedling fun continues, another question.
Alright, so my apple seedlings have sprouted their second set of leaves and I've transplanted them into 5" jiffy pots. I'm thinking that when they've grown to whatever size those of you with experience recommend I will transfer them to a regular pot. What size do you recommend next ?
Also, hardening them off, a few specific questions. It is about the same low temperature outside overnight as it is inside my home during the night give or take 3 or 4 degrees. Do I really need to pull them in at night ? We're central Florida so the risk of a sudden temperature drop is nil at this point. Perhaps I should pull them in mid day as the temperature will sore to upper 80s and that is about 10 degrees hotter than they have seen on my windowsill.
They are in shade right now, under the overhang of my lanai, how do I best start exposing them to the sun ? Do I make a canopy over them, dappled shade with spots of sun under a tree ? How many days do I wait to transition them to full sun ?
Any advice is very welcome, thank you so much.