By Kira Hamman
If you live in the northern half of the country, the tomato seedlings you started indoors probably have a bit of cabin fever right about now.
They’ve undoubtedly outgrown the pots you started them in and are reaching for the sky (that is, ceiling) with determination.
Maybe you’ve started to harden them off, and their first brush with outside light and air has left them a bit woozy. They’re not quite ready for independence, but soon, so soon, they will be. You’ll take them out to the garden and — gasp! — leave them there.
We’ve already covered hardening off, and that is indeed a critical step. But once it’s done, there are still some things you can do to ease the transition and improve your plants’ chances of success. Read the rest of this entry »