Indoors to out ? Spring & Summer

I will harvest my new crop of mixed varieties during the middle of May. Can I transplant them outdoors for a fall harvest?
Emmitt Grower,
Chesapeake, Virginia

Yes. Leave some immature bud and foliage on the plants. Place them in the shade outside so they can get used to the new environment. After several days give them brighter light and as new growth appears place them in full sun, either in large containers or transplanted into the ground.

A light period that is longer than 12 hours and the intensity of the light will signal to the plants that it’s summer and they are to grow vegetatively. They will flower again in the fall.

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