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Posted on 03 May 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Hardening Off Tomato Seedlings for Transplanting

Tomato SeedlingsBy Michelle Fabio

When it comes time to transfer your seedlings outside (whether to the ground or a container), you don’t want to just drop them out there all of a sudden into the elements without preparing them first.

This preparation is called hardening off–toughening up your baby plants so they can grow into big plants with fabulous tomatoes.

You want to get them used to the light, wind, and temperatures outside gradually before they make the big move.

Here are some common methods for hardening off your tomato plants: Read the rest of this entry »

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