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    We all have different approaches to acclimating plants from inside to ouside. Do you think it makes a difference whether we try initiating it when it's in the evening, when the sun is less direct and temps are declining or first thing in the morning?

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    Jim,
    I think it's better to acclimate them by putting them somewhere that gets less sun that their final location, and slowly shifting them over to receive more sun each day.
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    The evening adn water them well (tray maybe?).

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    I prefer taking them out immediately before wet weather. But the weather doesn't always cooperate. If it can't be raining, I make sure it isn't an extra windy day. And they start their summer vacation in complete shade.
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    I like mornings or late evenings, 'cause they are usually cooler and less stress (my opinion) on the plant.
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    LOL you got the "we all have different ways" right at least Jeff [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] (that's a joke for jimscott)
    Here in Dan-land I take stuff out in the mid-afternoon and put it on my porch, the lattice and stuff makes it so the plants get a mix of sun and shade as the sun moves, every day I let them get more and more sun until they can take it from about 10:00 am til 4 pm without problems, then I know they're ready

    And with some less delicate plants I do what (I think it was) scottychaos does, just put them out and let the weak leaves fry off (works bets with woody or stem-succulent stuff, no good for tiny seedlings and the like)
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    And there ya have it folks - nothing consistent with anything! Gotta love it.

    I am inclined to begin acclimating plants to the outside, during the warmer months, in the evening. That will give them a good 12 hours of gettig used to being outside with minimal light shock.

    I have the experience of seeing a Darlingtonia wither one summer afternoon. I am trying to acclimate two binatas and two Sarrs., having taken them outside two nights ago.

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    Yes before wet weather is best.

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