hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Re: todays events > acclimation

well I don't see any responses, so here's my 2 cents worth....

I never take a plant from a greenhouse and plant it in the ground...
doesn't matter what plant or size. They need to harden off, even in
July. Even if the sun and temp isn't the issue, the wind is.

Are these small plugs you are talking about? Or 4inch pots? If they are
plugs, I would pot up... if they are 4 inch pots (or there about) they
should have been repotted already from the initial growing media,
probably twice already, so no I wouldn't do the extra work.

I am known to hold everything, waiting for who knows what, so have
adapted to bury many 4 inch pots in the holding bed. They don't dry out
as fast or need as much water. Might want to consider that too...

Just my thoughts....and I am not an expert. Would like to hear what others do...


> > pot them up in quarts and gallons.  A lot will eventually go in the

> ground.

> Being July, many of these little pots are pretty well-packed with roots.

> My philosophy:  I don't like putting something like that directly in the

> ground, so I pot to quarts, grow on a little while until they stretch their

> roots out and then put in the ground in September.  Also, even though they

> may be full sun plants, going from greenhouse to all day hot sun can be too

> stressful.  Potting enables them to be moved to shelter if needed and more

> slowly acclimated to such conditions.


> This, of course, is extra work, and a small extra expense for potting. Do

> you all think this is necessary or am I over-doing it?


> Kitty

Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement