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 OK, my seedlings are growing, now what do I do?
Make sure they get plenty of light (see 'Do I need special lights') and fertilize weekly (see' I'm new to starting seeds...?). When they're big enough to handle,usually when they have 2-3 sets of leaves, it's time to transplant them to individual co
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 Hardening off...
       • Posted by: franknjim 5 Peoria IL on Tue, Mar 20, 12 at 15:00
              • 33 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Jan 16, 14 at 13:47
Since we are having weeks of unusually high temps I have been taking things outdoors to take advantage of the weather. I started sowing seeds Feb. 1st so I have quite a few things growing. I tried counting them and I stopped counting at 500. I sta
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 Harden off or not needed?
       • Posted by: Myfrozenlittlepond 3 on Mon, Feb 17, 14 at 21:06
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, May 15, 14 at 21:29
Please excuse me if this has been asked and answered, but I couldn't find it. I normally start my seedlings indoors, then harden off in a cold frame and transplant into raised beds. This year I plan to extend my season a bit by utilizing hoop ro
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 hardening off schedule for newbie
       • Posted by: njitgrad NE NJ on Wed, Apr 24, 13 at 13:39
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Apr 25, 13 at 10:01
This is my first year growing from seed, and so far so good. I am keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes according to plan. I have a question about hardening my seedlings. Normally I plant (my veggie flats from the local garden cente
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 Cold Frame for Hardening off Plants?
       • Posted by: paper_crane2 Michigan (5a) on Mon, Mar 25, 13 at 20:24
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Mar 26, 13 at 22:48
I'm starting about 6 flats of seedlings indoors under lights. I was planning to harden them off in a cold frame. Would a painter's plastic drop cloth work for covering pvc pipe? Thanks! Follow-Up Postings: Return to the Growing
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 Three weeks to planting - can I start hardening off?
       • Posted by: jennieboyer 8 on Sun, Mar 23, 14 at 17:56
              • 2 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Mar 23, 14 at 20:22
Hi All, I planted tomato seeds several weeks ago, with the plan that I had 10 weeks until they would go into the ground. Well, they grew beautifully, and I've potted up twice already. They are getting too tall (but are very bushy, not at all
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 when to start hardening off my plants
       • Posted by: John_JJ 5b on Sun, Apr 28, 13 at 13:44
              • 3 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Apr 28, 13 at 17:43
im in 5b when should i start im going to use the laundry basket method. should i put them in direct sun with the basket over them or put them in shade with the basket over them Follow-Up Postings: Return to the Growing from Se
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 Let's show off what we've accomplised :)
       • Posted by: LullabyF360 8a on Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 14:58
              • 35 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Apr 12, 13 at 9:37
Here are the pictures of my seedlings that have both sprouted & still waiting to come up. The first picture is how I have been germinating all of my seeds. A 32Tb server that runs 24/7 in our laundry room provides the perfect source of warmth!! (M
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 hardening off ?
       • Posted by: adidas 6/7 on Tue, Apr 8, 14 at 6:57
              • 2 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Apr 8, 14 at 21:22
Hello. I didn't start them from seed but bought some Asclepias incarnata plants (swamp milkweed) online. I was in a rush and did not stop to consider that at the size of about 6 inches high, mature leaves etc...these plants HAD to have been
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 Hardening off Question
       • Posted by: HillSeeker 3B on Thu, Apr 25, 13 at 18:55
              • 3 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Apr 26, 13 at 22:46
I'm attempting to harden off my European Greenhouse cucumbers & Melons and they are not liking it at all. The temperature is around 15-20 degrees C and haven't gave them too much light. I only put them out for 10 minutes today and they are reall
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 Hardening off challenge
       • Posted by: mngrdngrl MN on Thu, Mar 27, 14 at 22:50
              • 1 follow-up, posted on Fri, Mar 28, 14 at 7:17
Hi all, I am so excited I have a community garden plot for the summer!!! I just found this out this week. I live in MN and I am a first time gardener. So I am planning on keeping things really simple. Tomatoes, peppers, bush beans, and carrots
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 First try at flowers have some questions
       • Posted by: armyeric Indiana on Wed, Apr 18, 12 at 11:46
              • 14 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Apr 20, 12 at 18:48
Ok I hate to over burden everybody with a lot of questions, but need some help.. First of all I am brand new to this and I have read a bunch of books to be a little clued in on the hobby. So I have a mini green house that I have with light
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 Wilting Drooping After Hardening Off
       • Posted by: Bill1897 6b on Tue, Apr 24, 12 at 8:50
              • 1 follow-up, posted on Tue, Apr 24, 12 at 11:38
The last week and a half I've been incramentally hardening off my seedlings and they seemed to be doing pretty well. I got them to the point where they can tolerate the full day in the sun and then I'd bring them in at night because temperatur
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 is there a max distance between plant growing light
       • Posted by: coeng NE NJ on Wed, Apr 17, 13 at 0:31
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Apr 17, 13 at 18:41
Now that I transplanted a bunch of my tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, yellow squash, and string beans (see pics) to larger containers, I no longer have enough space under my growing lights to give them all 16 hours of light. For the time being I d
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 Harding Off
       • Posted by: Bill1897 6b on Sat, Apr 14, 12 at 14:45
              • 5 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Apr 16, 12 at 10:10
I'm introducing my tomatoe, cucumber, eggplant, watermelon, honeydew, etc seedlings to the outisde. I placed them outside today in morning sunlight for about 4 hours. I noticed that some of the leaves started to turn yellow and may have been crisp
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 do my seedlings need to be hardened off?
       • Posted by: kawaiineko_gardener 5a on Thu, May 24, 12 at 20:13
              • 1 follow-up, posted on Fri, May 25, 12 at 7:48
This year is my first year growing seedling transplants from seed, I'm a newbie w/it. I know w/hardening off, shortly before they're transplanted, you gradually acclimate the seedlings to outdoor conditions; they're placed in a sheltered ar
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 First time growing from seed
       • Posted by: Contadino 6 on Thu, May 16, 13 at 9:44
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, May 31, 13 at 10:12
First year gardening for me, and I made the decision to experiment with indoor seed starting. I am trying basil, tomatoes and peppers. For zone 6, I got a late start. Shouldve started around mid March, but didnt start until mid April. The p
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 Harden off seedlings being placed under floating row cover?
       • Posted by: prachi 6b (NJ) on Thu, Apr 10, 14 at 11:01
              • 1 follow-up, posted on Thu, Apr 10, 14 at 12:56
I have a floating row cover set up over one of my raised beds, can I just place a tray of cool crop seedlings (arugula and spinach) under the floating row cover and let them stay there for a few days before planting them out. Or do I need to do a
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 Guide To Help Others Germinate Lettuce Seeds Successfully
       • Posted by: soulreaver 6b on Tue, Feb 19, 13 at 8:35
              • 31 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Oct 2, 14 at 22:22
Lettuce seeds can be one of the most difficult seeds to uniformly germinate due to thermodormancy and photodormancy. Lettuce will not germinate well if temps are too high or if seeds are in the dark. For a near 100% germination rate this is what
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 Hardening off Coneflower, viola, and bellflower
       • Posted by: skfrey25 6a on Wed, Aug 15, 12 at 19:44
              • 1 follow-up, posted on Tue, Aug 21, 12 at 12:59
About a month or so ago I started some seeds indoors: Purple Coneflower, Viola Tricolor, and Bellflower. They sprouted and are still kicking, but I never know when to move them outside! Any advice? Thank you! Sarah Kate Follow-Up P
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