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Good article about Hardening Off

Post  middlemamma on 11/6/2010, 12:47 am

I was researching "hardening off" tonight, I have had very little luck with seedlings so far.. Sad I get leggy every time Sad

I see Acara's tomato babies and I just salivate wishing I could figure out how to make them look so beautiful and healthy and sturdy. I'll be following his directions carefully this year. Smile ACARA'S TOMS
So anyway..I found this very informative article...thought I would share.

HARDENING OFF

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Post  duhh on 11/6/2010, 2:12 am

Thanks for sharing this! I'm planning to start all my own toms this year and this info will come in very handy!

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Re: Good article about Hardening Off

Post  Blackrose on 11/6/2010, 8:42 am

That is a great article middlemamma! I lost most of my seedlings last spring I think because I didn't harden them off properly. This will be most helpful this year as I start my heirloom tomatoes!

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Re: Good article about Hardening Off

Post  miinva on 11/6/2010, 12:03 pm

Thanks for the link! I'm hoping to start some seeds next year Smile

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Re: Good article about Hardening Off

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/10/2013, 5:10 pm

The article/link at the beginning of this thread is loaded with great info for anyone who needs to know what to do when.

Hardening off begins. I put the babies outside this afternoon in dappled light and a very gentle breeze for an hour or so:


Then back into the window:


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Re: Good article about Hardening Off

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/2/2014, 2:26 pm

Hardening off tomatoes, basil, ground cherries, peppers and zinnias.
Since they are at different stages of the hardening of process they are placed at different distances from the hedge/shade.

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Re: Good article about Hardening Off

Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/2/2014, 4:04 pm

Wow!  Looks wonderful, CC!

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Post  boffer on 5/2/2014, 9:20 pm

CC, I thought you were having unusually cool weather so far. Your tomatoes are huge compared to mine.

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Re: Good article about Hardening Off

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 5/2/2014, 9:26 pm

At 97 degrees today, I turned in to read because I'm very worried about this subject, LOL!  I really WISH I needed to be  Wink 

Those are some beautiful starts!

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Re: Good article about Hardening Off

Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/2/2014, 9:30 pm

97???!!!

I guess it's gonna be another year of skipping spring pretty well altogether...  It's supposed to hit 80 here within the next few days.

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Re: Good article about Hardening Off

Post  johnp on 5/3/2014, 7:18 am

I have put my plants outside for the last two weeks when I could and when the temp's were ok. The wind took it's toll but most have come through ok. My freeze date is around mother's day or a little after but that's what I use. I just looked at the 10 day forecast and it looks great. Since I can do very little since the knee replac. I am going to start this weekend planting tomatoes, tomatillo's and eggplant outside. If I work very slowly ( the only way I can). I could get them planted this weekend. The peppers I think will wait.

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Re: Good article about Hardening Off

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/3/2014, 11:58 am

@boffer wrote:CC, I thought you were having unusually cool weather so far.  Your tomatoes are huge compared to mine.
I know! Something is wrong this year. I started them a month later than last year and they're so much bigger. I don't know what's going on. Can't think of anything I did differently. Oh I know, I put them under the kitchen counter fluorescent when the window was too gloomy and cold. Could that be it?  The peppers are their regular size and they received the same treatment though.
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Looks like we hit 61 today! Woohoo!

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Re: Good article about Hardening Off

Post  donnainzone5 on 5/3/2014, 1:44 pm

I skimmed through the hardening off article and came up with an idea.

Since my new rolling seed-starting grow light stand is near the west-facing laundry window, I rolled it out a few inches and cracked open the window.  Voila!  Instant breeze ruffling the baby leaves and stems.  And no energy cost.

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