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Temps here will be between 72-42f for the next week. I started cuttings inside, and was wondering if it was safe to move them outside. I'm need the space, and am a little tired of fight the gnats.
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I have similar temps here on Long Island, moved mine outside last night under my pool deck. Crossing my fingers.
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Mine went out yesterday. 80 degrees during the day. I think it was 50 overnight. They look great. I will be keeping mine in the shade for a while.
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Just repotted to SIP and moved outside last weekend... Hoping for the best!
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Hi,
I had to shorten my healthy longue d'aout.
It was getting me mad to throw the wood, so I cut the branches to 10/15cm (3''-5'') and potted them outside after 2 weeks in a bucket of water outside.
They always stayed outside... Believe me or not, I have small leaves on 3 of the stems. They were potted 6 weeks ago( already... time flies me by ... incredible ...) .
We didn't have frost since the 1st of March and temps have been between 4°C and 20°C (40°F - 68°F ), lately between 8°C and 25°C ( 46°F- 77°F).
If yours were started inside ... ... ... The decision is yours ... I would use a greenhouse used to start tomato seedlings .

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Yeah, I'm kind of worried, so I'm just going to wait till the 1st of May. After all that work getting them to root, and grow, I just can't take a chance.
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Hey Gang. I'm currently doing a daily shuffle - which isn't a big deal as I put all my rooted and leafed out cuttings on big slab carts. So it's out of the garage in morning and back in for the night.

I'm just wondering what would be considered a minimum temperature for a newly leafed out cutting?

Am I safe as long as I'm sure there will be no frost or freezing temps? Or would a low - but not freezing temp be potentially harmful to a very young plant? 

My last frost date isn't technically until May 9th but the lowest overnight temp I see on the forecast is 3C (37F). Most nights higher....


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Hey Gang. I'm currently doing a daily shuffle - which isn't a big deal as I put all my rooted and leafed out cuttings on bug slab carts. So it's out of the garage in morning and back in for the night.

I'm just wondering what would be considered a minimum temperature for a newly leafed out cutting?

Am I safe as long as I'm sure there will be no frost or freezing temps? Or would a low - but not freezing temp be potentially harmful to a very young plant? 

My last frost date isn't technically until May 9th but the lowest overnight temp I see on the forecast is 3C (37F). Most nights higher....


That was my question Joe. I have new leafed but cuttings also.

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That was my question Joe. I have new leafed but cuttings also. [/QUOTE

I just wasn't sure if you were currently shuffling.... Sorry, should have been more clear.

What I did last weekend is roll them out first day for 2 hours. Second day four hours etc, etc...

As far as adjusting to sun and wind I think they're fine. Just not sure about the overnight lows...



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Keep in shade outside for a while even during the shuffle. No need to scald them.
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Personally, if it's under 50F at night I keep them indoors. Unless you have a bad infestation, then put in aluminum foil cooking trays, with sand from above and below...

Why the rush?

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Not so much a rush - rather a need to get them up and growing. In zone 6 buying a few extra weeks could mean the difference between a lot of fruit ripening or not before the cold weather returns
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Hey Gang. I'm currently doing a daily shuffle - which isn't a big deal as I put all my rooted and leafed out cuttings on bug slab carts. So it's out of the garage in morning and back in for the night.



Joe - what are 'bug slab carts' ? Can you post a picture? Just curious.

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Something you get when I try to type too fast without paying attention. I meant "big slab carts". Which are basically 3/4" plywood with swivel wheels.

Thanks. I'll correct that

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I put some of them out this morning. Needed the room. Nice shady spot, and will keep an eye on them. They are in a tray, so it won't be too tough to bring them back in if needed.
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43 degrees last night. The ones I put out the other day are just fine. I'll prob put these in the sun next week and move another batch outside in the shade.
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43 degrees last night. The ones I put out the other day are just fine. I'll prob put these in the sun next week and move another batch outside in the shade.

Was 60f here when I got up at 4am. Might get a little rain in the next few days.

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Hi,
In a protected spot (near a wall - you know the famous sun exposed wall that will act as a heat-sink and protect from the wind) you should be fine with 4°C in the night and  above 8°C ( 46°F) in the day. At least for cuttings that don't have big leaves opened. If you have big leaves, you should probably target above 8°C even at night.
I'll have to go check mine today... They are funny in their pots with their small leaves outside in the garden ... I already had to knock down some 5 figlets on them ...

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Well, I have all my figlets outside now. Put half out a few days ago to see how the would do, and the rest went out this morning. The ones I put out early seem to be doing well. I suppose the like the extra light, and humidity. It's been rainy here lately, so I suppose that helps also.
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No problem for my figs down to just above freezing.
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I wanted to confirm if rooting works every time outside in TX zone 8b in a protected location such as my patio, where temperatures might dip below freezing on certain nights but quickly climb back up during the day and it worked everytime.
I left these pots in photo all winter long outside on my porch and the results are just as good as what I experienced inside.
A freezing spell that lasts during the day could severely damage the cuttings. In this case some might come back, but new cuttings might not make it.
I also found that the best results with rooting cuttings outside occur when cuttings are taken in Feb/March when the chances of getting lasting freezing temperatures decrease.
Once we start pushing above the 60s and lows of 40s very little damage occurs.




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