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By albertoburrito
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#384836
In September it is supposedly gonna be under 100 degrees, so can I move them back outside then? It is gonna still be like 20 degrees hotter than indoors where they are right now, but I want them to have as much time as possible to go dormant gradually.
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By Shadowtski
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The days start getting shorter quickly in September, and the decreasing photoperiod is a strong cue for them to go into dormancy.
Also your temperatures should be going down which is another cue.
Putting them outside in zone 9 might not send them into dormancy completely but it can't hurt.
Just my 02¢ worth.
I'm in Southeast Wisconsin where the temperatures and photoperiod drive VFTs in solid dormancy.
Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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By albertoburrito
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In the part where I live, during the morning in december it can get cold enough to see your breath, and it sometimes gets down to the low 40s, so I think I'll be alright. There is sometimes even a little ice on the sidewalk. https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/ ... verage.php According to this website, I think the temps should be fine for at least 3 months, which is good for dormancy
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