Zucchini Plants

Why Do My Veggie Plants Look Wilted After Being in the Sun?

nancyalbertini added on April 30, 2013 | Answered

I'm waiting for the weather to get nicier before planting my garden; however, after letting them spend time in the sun they look wilted. My zucchini, in fact, looks the worse.

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Answered on April 30, 2013

If you are setting the plants outside in the sun after being inside for a while, chances are they are sunburned. Plants also become stressed when temperatures exceed what they have normally had by 15*F. Just like humans, we have become used to highs in the 60's, today it is 79*F, and we are wilting when in the sun. Acclimate your plants by gradually giving them more sun, leaving them outside at night, if possible, will also help toughen them up.

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