Originally Posted by nozzleman
Ok gardeners this newbie has a question. I started some plants from seed and they have been growing in the house using a light. I heard they need to toughen before planting them outside so I put them outside during the day on a wind protected side of the house this week. After a few days several of them look really sick with leaves turning yellowish brown. They have been kept watered and the temps have been in the upper 50's to low 60's at night and 70's during the day except for 1 day in the low 80's. What is going on and will they recover or continue to die? We are talking about tomato, jalapeno, eggplant, and bell pepper plants.
Second question relates to wind. My garden area gets pretty good winds across it because my lot is pretty open. Is this going to cause me problems?
Plants seem to do better when hardening off, this is my first year with seedlings and the heirloom maters are kicking my ass.
I usually plant Mothers day weekend, store bought veggies and never had an issue, this year is different.
Can it be Sun Scald? Do they get a lot of sun?
Hard to tell without pics but they may be a little Mag. deficient, you can try adding a few pinches of Epsom Salts then water slightly,.
If you get crazy winds, I would try putting up some type of windbreak to diffuse the wind a bit.