Help on seedlings?
I haven't grown a lot from seed before and realise now that I don't (quite) know what I'm doing! Let's focus on my cosmos seedlings - stuck them in cells in a heated propagtor and they came through beautifully in 3 days - so far so good. But what the heckety am I supposed to do with them now?
The propagators are in the only room in the house which has a south-facng aspect, but the light's still too low there - most of what I've sown in the past has gone leggy.
If I stuck these in the cloche I have, they'll get the light, but presume I'd need to bring them in at night to avoid cool temps / frost? If I stuck them in the greenhouse, ditto re bringing them in at night, but don't they risk exposure to temps too hot during the day then?
When do seedlings get a bit of steel about them and not have to be mollycoddled?
Would a period in the cloche (bringing inside at night) habituate them to be able to survive in the greenhouse day and night whatever the weather? It's a bit of a faff bringing them in and I've not got much space indoors.
The other seedlings are sweet peas (Planted November), mange tout (both with true leaves), then rudbeckia, gyp, violas and cornflower, all of which are teeny-tiny at the mo.
I'm in the Midlands of UK. Thanks!