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Plants spiking, Need help

This is a discussion on Plants spiking, Need help within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello all, I went to water my plants last week and found that 4 of ...

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    Default Plants spiking, Need help

    Hello all,
    I went to water my plants last week and found that 4 of them are spiking. I live in N. Texas and it has been getting cooler with a few unusualy warm days thrown in. I grow in a south facing window ledge. The outside temps are getting down to the 30's-40's (night) the inside is kept around 70 or so. I only had a one bloom this summer and the spike was short and it dropped it's blooms early. I want to make sure these develop well. Should I keep them right next to the window or move them back a bit? I started using a bloom fert today. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Good question! I shall watch this space with interest.

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    What type of plants are these? Phals? If so, I would leave them where they are unless the suns attitude is giving them direct light, then move them further from the window.

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    I'm not so worried about light levels , but we don't have double glazing and it worries me that my plants aren't being kept warm enough. I bring them into the room at night, and my phals have been ok, I'm not so worried about my cool growers but I have a couple of baby catts and I really really want flowers next year!

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