Bringing an indoor harvest outside for the last 2 weeks.

Knowurhyphae

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Lets hear it folks. What is your take?
Right now there is 11 hours, 47 minutes of sunlight out. We gain 2 mins a day but will still be at 12/12 in within 2 weeks.
If I can avoid burning the leaves from sun could this beneficial? The plants have already experienced lows lower than what is expected outside.
 

Rurumo

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You would need to "harden" it off, it probably could only take 30 min to 1 hour of direct sunlight at a time. I suppose you could take it out for a little longer each day for the week it would take to harden it off, bringing it back in under the light for the rest of the photoperiod, but you'll risk pests. I'd consider doing it, it's risky, but I love sunlight.
 

Detroitwill

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Nope. Not worth it. Your gonna put em in flower n then be going back into veg before it can finish. And if you plan to bring em back in the house I would definitely not do that. It’s bug season now... don’t think they aren’t here yet. Many bugs hatch in early spring after being laid in soil and other insulating places. There are also some that can lay eggs and the eggs will survive being frozen.
 

Knowurhyphae

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I really want my tent back so i cant start new seedlings/ summer veggies. i have been in flower for over 9 weeks now. Totally smokeable buds but they could use another 2 weeks.

Why would you think they would re veg with less than 12 hours of sunlight out?
 

Detroitwill

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The odds of it finishing and not slowing down further are against you. It’s not used to sun, so it will take stress first, and then recover and continue. Everything we do has a affect on the finish date. Maybe you should just get the temp swings under control in your space and not risk bugs and stressing em out. Just a opinion, not telling you what to do
 

xtsho

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I wouldn't worry about the sun. I stick plants out during the day this time of year when it's sunny and have for years but only plants in veg. It's the cool damp nights that could invite mold I'd be concerned about. I'd also worry about crap getting on your plants. Bird shit, bugs, and other crap.

I've brought plants inside that were not going to finish outdoors but I wouldn't take indoor plants that were almost done outside unless it was in the middle of the summer, the nights were warm and dry, and for some reason there was absolutely no other choice.
 

Knowurhyphae

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That is wise of you to do. I don't know if my space needs a "work out"
I agree Everything we do has a affect on the finish date.
" It’s not used to sun, so it will take stress first, and then recover and continue." 100% correct. but what are buds even doing at this point( 9 weeks into flower) nugs are already fat and starting to amber . You think they just wont finish under the sun? Just trying to wrap my head around what is actually happing to the plant if it was done.

I brought 3/12 out. holy fuck they stank. you can hardly tell with the carbon scrubber running but they stink like dead skunks outside. ha
 

JimmyJackCorn

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I grew pepper plants from seed inside under a 600W MH. Pepper plants LOVE LOVE LOVE the sun. When the weather was good, I tried an experiment and took one straight outside for good.

The beautiful, 12" jalapeno plant was dead in two days.
 

Knowurhyphae

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i routinely bring my aji amarillo peppers inside and outside here in zone 7b. They usually last about 3 years before i loose them.
Im sorry your no good at acclimating your pepper plant to outside condition you should work on that.
 

mudballs

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Theres stil alot of light if you include dusk and dawn...thats the same as light leak imo. If i were you i would do it. 2 benefits. 1) u would know first hand what the dealeeo is and go from the one asking the question to the guy that can answer it empirically.
2) youd get some UVb and infrared.might boost goodness in the plant in final stages.
Fwiw it's just a plant, you can grow another one and put this myth to rest
 

hotrodharley

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Nope. Not worth it. Your gonna put em in flower n then be going back into veg before it can finish. And if you plan to bring em back in the house I would definitely not do that. It’s bug season now... don’t think they aren’t here yet. Many bugs hatch in early spring after being laid in soil and other insulating places. There are also some that can lay eggs and the eggs will survive being frozen.
10-4 on the bugs.
 

Knowurhyphae

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lent out my "2000 watt"LED, need to get it back this week.
I put 3 out of the 12 plants outside in my shade house(filtered southern exposer ). I wanna learn first hand why its so bad. If the plants die it's not the end of the world since they are very much smokeable already.
I will have to bring them in if its going to rain or drop below 40s
 

Detroitwill

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Theres stil alot of light if you include dusk and dawn...thats the same as light leak imo. If i were you i would do it. 2 benefits. 1) u would know first hand what the dealeeo is and go from the one asking the question to the guy that can answer it empirically.
2) youd get some UVb and infrared.might boost goodness in the plant in final stages.
Fwiw it's just a plant, you can grow another one and put this myth to rest
I just can’t disagree with this line of thinking. If you have it to do it, then do it. Nothing beats experience. I mean I completely agree you should do what no one else is willing to do just to see what happens! It’s how things get found out right. P.S. I’m not being a ass here.... I’m serious, curiosity is the mother of ingenuity. It’s how science gets done trial and error.
 

Knowurhyphae

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... I smoke too much weed ha
just had an alarm go off to let me know these plants have been in flower for 80 days... 2 weeks aint gonna do much no matter what I do.
These ladies are getting the chop.
 
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