Getting through the first summer
Sat, 28 Feb 2004 07:02:05 PST

I live in an area of hot and humid summers; I've lost winter-growers when I 
put seedlings outside for summer.  I've also lost them if I let them go 
dormant; they just didn't have enough reserves for the first dormancy.  

Now, I keep them indoors under lights for the first summer if they are cranky 
sorts.  I keep them on the dry side but still growing.  I think they would 
like cooler nights than I give them, but as long as they have some air 
conditioning they mostly do OK.  I keep wondering if there is a better way.  

Are there guidelines for how hot is too hot and how much humidity is too 

How do other folks in hot summer climates deal with this?


Joe, zone 9, Narcissus 'February Gold' is blooming in the lawn.

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