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A reminder to those starting seeds in the window

Posted by jonfrum 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 6, 13 at 15:19

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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RE: A reminder to those starting seeds in the window

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!


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RE: A reminder to those starting seeds in the window

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


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RE: A reminder to those starting seeds in the window

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


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RE: A reminder to those starting seeds in the window

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


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RE: A reminder to those starting seeds in the window

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


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