Tips for Success, Planting Seedlings

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After bringing your seedlings home from the garden center, they will need a day or two to acclimatise.  This is also known as “hardening off” and it essentially involves gradually exposing your little plants to windier, colder, and warmer conditions – so they don’t get such a shock when they get planted into your garden.

Taking care as we are transitioning seedlings from their pampered nursery and garden center lifestyles (shade, watering two to three times a day) to life in the real world (variable temperatures, soil that dries out) is worth the effort, as it reduced the chance of sudden death – and it also strengthens the plants so that they can yield crops sooner.

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