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Trich Seedlings Need Shade. But how?

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Got some trich seedlings which are nearly 3 weeks old. They were doing fine with just the plastic lid and were receiving sun protection from the soil mix and edges of germ box. However they are now a little red. So I have put a tshirt over them but fear this cuts out too much light. At the moment they get no direct sunlight but are outside. 1463432686936-1589987229.jpg

Unfortunately the image doesn't do the colour justice but they are red near the top especially. 

 

I was wondering about attaching a shade cloth directly to the top of the lid. Maybe starting with it doubled up.

There is a lot of conflicting information on here about sunburnt trichs. 

 

Peace,

Dekeius. 

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I've used cheese cloth in the past to filter the light and it works well but now I just use the smoky transparent tupperware containers, thats been enough of a filter in my experience :-)

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if you're planning on grafting like you mentioned in the other thread, don't worry about a little too much shade or even a little bit too much sun turning them pink. Once they are bonded with a grafting stock with enough light, they will pump up into spheres even if they themselves are sunburned lobsters.

 

 

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A sheet of baking paper works well over the container too. Let's through light but not enough to burn them.

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if they are outside in total shade & and not in direct sunlight I would say leave em alone.......

 

 

one thing i do is go from total shade to dapple morning sun then to full sun, stretched out over 3-4 weeks
 

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Thanks everyone.

 

Karl Marx i am planning to graft but not every seedling so need a parallel plan. 

 

Will probably try a few things and see if anything changes.

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A simple tshirt seemed to work. Some (probably not fully covered by tshirt or maybe receiving more radiation facing outwards) are still a little red. The green ones are certainly looking plumper. 

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