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Frillylily
Jun 23, 2015 6:56 AM CST
Not sure if this is the right forum? I have some hens and chicks I want to move to another spot. Temps here are mid 90's, really high humidity because of all the rain we've had and maybe more rain coming in next week. So wondering when is the appropriate time to move these? I thought with the heat AND the combination of rain with that, these may rot? Is it ok to move them in the fall though, or is that too late in the year?

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Jun 23, 2015 7:52 PM CST
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valleylynn
Jun 23, 2015 8:18 PM CST

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Hi Frillylily.
The sooner you can get them into a better situation, the better. Put them in a sheltered area away from all day sun, also no rain on them.
Yes, the combination of heat, high humidity and rain will steam cook them.
Let us know how it is going. Photos help also.
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Frillylily
Jun 23, 2015 9:19 PM CST
ok, well maybe I wasn't as clear as I should have been.
They are doing great right now, so no danger of losing them. They are actually at my moms house, and I want to move some of them here. I plan on putting them in the crevice of a large rock. It is about 3 inches deep and 2 inches wide and it will get full sun all day, south face. So I don't *need* to move them right now, I can do it any time. I just don't know when is the best time to move them. I've moved some before in the middle of very hot summer-but we didn't have all the humidity and rain like we have now.

Thanks Lynn for helping me with this Thank You!
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valleylynn
Jun 23, 2015 11:15 PM CST

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It would be very hard on them to make the move right now. I would wait until your weather cools down, maybe early fall? Does the crevice drain well?
I am not familiar with your weather patterns, or intensity of the sun. Are your mom's semps in full sun?
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Frillylily
Jun 24, 2015 6:34 AM CST
They are actually getting some shade now because some daylilies have grown over them.
The crevice will drain well. I just didn't know if moving them too close to winter would hurt them.
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valleylynn
Jun 24, 2015 8:54 AM CST

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If they are healthy and doing well at your mom's place try to give them the same conditions in regards to amount of sun, etc.
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Frillylily
Jun 24, 2015 9:25 AM CST

I have decided to wait until fall, I think you are right that they would be too hot right now.


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valleylynn
Jun 24, 2015 10:32 AM CST

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This is a difficult time of the year to move semps, unless you can keep them in containers in a protected area.
I have new semps coming this month and will do just that. Plant them into individual containers and keep them on my covered deck. In that area I can control the amount of sun and moisture they receive.

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