Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

In the Garden: It’s Hard to be a Seedling

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), April 19th:

If you have been tenderly nurturing seedlings in your home for the past few weeks, you should begin thinking about “hardening off” your young plants.  Hardening off is very important—if you do not do it your seedlings may not survive the transition from the cushy life inside your home to the real world of your garden.  Hardening your seedlings is a gradual process that allows your plants to become accustomed to strong sunlight, cool nights, and less-frequent watering over a 7-10 day period.

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