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Soaking up Some Sun

April 18th, 2018

This time of year, I carry my flats of seedlings in and out so they can get some real sun. Like gardeners, they do much better when able to spend lots of time outside. Eventually, I’ll have a small greenhouse, then I won’t have to do this chore.

Typically, I’m already transplanting seedlings in the garden, but this year spring is taking a long time to arrive. That’s OK with me, it gives me more time to get some of the other necessary chores out of the way. Though I must say, space under the grow lights is becoming very limited!

How do you harden off seedlings?

2 Comments to “Soaking up Some Sun”
  1. Nebraska Dave on April 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Susy, I harden off my plants in a similar way. I just take them out on the south side of the house where the sun shines the brightest. This year I haven’t been able to do that until now. The temperatures are still in the 30s when the morning comes but afternoon sunshine is finally giving us temperatures in the 50s. That’s still about 10 to 15 degrees below normal. I just am starting to be able to get to the garden consistently. I finally think that I can get my potatoes in the ground. The soil looks like it’s ready for that. The first lawn mowing is near.

    Have a great hardening off plants.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. Grannie M on April 21, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I have a 12 X 12 foot greenhouse/coldframe that I can only partially heat and so therefore start all my seedlings indoors. I like to use a fan on my indoor seedlings as well as those in the green house to make the plants sturdier. This helps with the transition to outdoors.

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