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Hardening off when you're not home all day?

Post  Coelli on 6/16/2012, 4:01 pm

I have some babies in the house that need to get planted outside SOON, but I'm not sure how to harden them off when I'm not home during the day. I'm gone from around 8AM - 7PM every day during the week and I'm seeing that the hardening off period is several days long.

Prior to this I've just taken my chances and stuck them in the ground soon after sprouting, but these are several weeks old and it's starting to get really hot so if I do that, they'll bake and I'm sure go into shock. They're under lights from 5AM - 11PM right now.

Any suggestions on what I can do? They're 4 tomatoes, a mystery pepper, and assorted others that are still tiny right now. The pepper and tomatoes are several sets of leaves in.

Thanks!
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Re: Hardening off when you're not home all day?

Post  camprn on 6/16/2012, 4:10 pm

Stash them under some shrubs for a few days. That's what I do. Very Happy

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