Hello! I am debating on whether or not i shoul…

Hello! I am debating on whether or not i should put my plants outside, i live in the Illinois area and I’m not sure if i should put them outside because its very hot and sunny here! Do you have any advice on where i should place them so they dont get stressed out? I have a T5 6400k grow light just in case!

it depends on the type of plants you have, friend! not all plants have the same lighting preferences. succulents love hot and sunny, tropicals like hot and not sunny, some plants like sunny but not hot…

generally tho, any state in the northern half of the country doesn’t count as “too hot” for most plants. as long as you move them outside gradually (first day outside for 1 hour, second day for 2 hours, and so on until they’re outside permanently), and give them enough water to deal with the heat, your plants will be fine.