Hello All,
Hemp puppy here; in TN we've been having a heat wave, 90's all week and I decided I better get my clones in the ground as fast as I could (since i didn't have other preparations made, i.e.- keeping inside waiting for better weather), hoping my irrigation would do the trick. Well unfortunately, it seems that was a bad choice, and I've lost about half of my 140 clones (see pics below from 3-4 days after planting). Clones were 4-5 weeks old at transplant, 6-8" tall, and some small runts. Most of the ones to die off first were smaller. I've been using my farmers finger to test the soil for moisture and haven't watered much since the first drink post-install because the soil has still been moist; i guess the plastic has been helping there.  
This is my trial year on a small scale, and I expected to make some mistakes, but they are still depressing nonetheless. Is anyone else experiencing their plants being burnt up? Or is there anything noticeable from my pictures that would indicate a possible error from watering too much or too little? Maybe the plants were just too young and not hardy enough for the full sun 90+ temps? Probably a combination of bad choices, in my opinion.
Thanks for any input.  

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Some things to think about for the future.
- Get clones acclimated before transplanting. Meaning let them put their toes in the water before jumping in, especially if clones have been kept under lights and inside. Give them a few days to a week outside before transplanting. 
- Watering times could prevent leaf burn during the heat of the summer and try to water from the base. 
- Planting time could prevent heat exhaustion, plant early or late in the day.
- You don't want to expose roots to the sun, so being efficient when planting is good. 
- Tickle or loosen roots, to get them ready to expand. 
- Sometimes after transplanting its good to be cautious but again plants will naturally stress out during a change of environment. Changing the soil, pH, water times, and light cycle will cause stress. This can be seen most notably by purpling stems. Typically they will snap out of it within 2-3 weeks. 
- Getting to know deficiencies and excesses is important but I think you were a victim of the heat. Here is a cheat sheet but taking some time to read will be your biggest time and money saver in the future. Here is the link to cheat sheet.
Hempster @IndustrialHempUSA
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