Tomato and peppers seedlings - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Zurich, Il
Question by amayaalfredo
April 15, 2010
Can tomatos and peppers seedlings take direct sun? I live in northern Illinois.

Answer from NGA
April 15, 2010


If they are new to your garden - whether purchased or started indoors from seeds and have been moved out - protect them from hot afternoon sunshine until they become established. I just drive a couple of 3'-4' stakes into the garden and drape row cover fabric (available in the garden center) or an old sheet over the stakes. Allow morning sun but cover over them during the afternoon. The whole process will take only about a week. By that time the roots will be well established and they should be able to tolerate all day sunshine.

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