What Is Hardening Off?
Successfully Hardening Off Seedlings isn’t hard but it is an important step in gardening. In order to give plants a chance to grow from seed to mature, fruit-bearing plant, gardeners need to start plants indoors during the winter and transplant them outside once the temperatures are warm in the spring. “Hardening off” is simply moving plants outside for a portion of the day to slowly introduce them to the sunlight, dry air, and cold nights. [Read more…]