Saturday, March 12, 2011

Seed Starting 101 Step 7

Spring has arrived, the garden is all ready for your wonderful plants that you have started for much less than what you would have paid if you had bought the plants. Time to get these little babies in their final home.

First it is important to harden them off. I recommend doing this for 2 weeks before you put them in the ground. They have been in the house in a controlled environment all their lives. Time to introduce them to the harsh elements of Mother Nature. Move your plants out doors to a sheltered area where they are protected from the wind and direct sun. Over the next 2 weeks gradually introduce them to full sun and the environment they will be in once in the garden.

Prepare you garden soil well to give your babies every chance possible to preform well for you.

I hope this may have inspired some who have never started from seed to do so and also maybe refreshed some thoughts for those that have been doing it for years. To me there is no better satisfaction than on a nice August day then to pick a nice ripe tomato from the vine and eat it knowing that I started this wonderful fruit from a tiny seed.

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