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What does it mean to “harden off” a plant – The Denver Post

Plants that get their start indoors, whether in a basement or greenhouse, need extra care before being planted outside. Because seedlings are weaklings, they need time to toughen up before transplanting in the garden.

Hardening off is a simple process of gradually exposing tender plants to sunlight, wind and uneven temperatures. When plants are almost ready for the garden, take them outside for short amounts of time each day.

Place plants in a protected area, like the north side of a structure or a cold frame for a few hours daily to help them get acclimated. Be sure to protect the tender leaves from direct sunlight and wind for the first few days. On chilly nights, move plants into a shed, garage, or back indoors.

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