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Q.I Bought A Whole Bunch Of Baby Strawberry Plants. I Planted Them In Planters For My 12th Story Balcony In Washington DC. I Started

Zone 22203 | Anonymous added on May 20, 2021 | Answered

them off indoors, and with a growlamp, they all flourished for two weeks. Then I brought them outside. Within 4-5 days they start ed to wither. Now almost all of them are shrivelling and dying. I bought a whole bunch of baby strawberry plants. I planted them in planters for my 12th story balcony in Washington DC. I started them off indoors, and with a grow-lamp, they all flourished for 2-3 weeks. Then I brought them outside. Within 41-2 weeks they started to wither. Now almost all of them are shriveling and dying. I thought maybe I hadn’t watered them enough. So I gave them a ton of water yesterday. That hasn’t seemed to stop them from dying. Not sure what to do.

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Answered on May 24, 2021

They need to be acclimated when moving plants outside. Yours may be getting a much stronger light than they were inside under the lights. Also make sure you aren't overwatering. There also might have been a big temperature swing. These articles should help:



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