<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/17/how-%26-when-to-harden-off-my-new-plants en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: How & when to harden off my new plants.]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/17/how-%26-when-to-harden-off-my-new-plants?commentid=1293  

Hardening off, Start about a week before you plan to transplant your seedlings. Set the containers (flats) in a sheltered, shady spot outdoors.  Bring the plants inside at night and if the weather turns cold, windy. or rainy. Expose the plants gradually to more sun. After two or thre days,you can safely keep them in the sun for a half day. Buy the end of the week they will be tough enough for the sun all day. Transplant the seedlings to the garden  on an overcast day to ease the shock.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/17/how-%26-when-to-harden-off-my-new-plants?commentid=1293 March 27, 2012