Daylilies forum: Leave inside or take outside

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Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Sep 21, 2017 3:34 PM CST
All my seeds are planted and some have already started germinating, (I planted them monday night) right now we still have warm weather most days is it in the 90's or close to it, would it be better to leave them inside, or put them outside in a shade spot and let them grow there, until the cooler weather hits then bring them inside? Or should i wait and move them outside in a shade spot till they have sprouted? sorry for the 400 questions I have asked.
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Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Sep 21, 2017 10:05 PM CST
What kind of light can you provide inside?
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Sep 22, 2017 5:45 AM CST
Right now it's just the light in the room, and the sunlight thur the window, I am gonna try and bring a shop light inside for them also.
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Sep 22, 2017 2:54 PM CST
I see green!! Hurray!
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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
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Scatterbrain
Sep 22, 2017 3:14 PM CST
Brilliant!

I saw my first green today too! 2 little green fingers poking out! Hurray!
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Sep 22, 2017 3:17 PM CST
If the shop light is a twin-tube fluorescent fixture, they'd be OK. Strong light is essential, otherwise the plants will grow weak and become susceptible to disease and insects. They'd be better off outside under a cold frame than indoors with ambient light. They won't require a lot of shade, one layer of plastic window screen would be enough to take the edge off of the sun.
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Sep 22, 2017 3:46 PM CST
Found this one at lowes, so I am hoping to buy it tomorrow @califlowers

@scatterbrain congrats on your green also. I was so excited to see green in only 4 days.
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Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Sep 23, 2017 9:18 AM CST
@califlowers
Will this light work?

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Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Sep 23, 2017 9:54 AM CST
That'll do the job. Don't be afraid to lower the tubes to within 3" of the plants, the tubes run pretty cool. I've had daylily seedling leaves grow right up between the tubes with little to no effect.

These are T-12 tubes, which is what I run in all my fixtures. A lot of people are using the high-output T-5 lamps. It's interesting, T-5's provide a more intense light, and are more expensive. According to people who use them, they require a little more standoff from the plants, which reduces the light intensity, so I really don't see the attraction. Maybe they'd be more necessary for things such as cactus and succulents–plants for which the quality and intensity of light will determine their permanent shape.
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Sep 23, 2017 11:49 AM CST
Got the light fixture, and I got the T12 daylight bulbs, not the cool light ones, maybe I will get it hung up today, right now I am icing my knee. Thanks for all your help.

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