This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

seedlings hardening off

seedlings hardening off 019 I'm preparing these seedlings for transplanting soon. They've been coddled by staying inside under artificial lights. "Hardening off" will gradually get them used to wind, bright sunlight and temperatures variations. Our temperatures are really nice now - staying above 40*F at night - so the seedlings are staying out day and night for a few days.


Anonymous Marian (LondonUK) said...

Hi Kathy, finding it really hard to get seedlings doing what they should do this year. Everything is about a month behind here in deepest East London, U.K. But my heart and mind jumped for joy as our cherry blossom blossomed this week, it's delicate perfume is wonderful and the bees love it!
Marian (LondonUK)

April 19, 2013 4:23 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Wow, a month behind! Sounds like a tough winter - and spring. Fruit tree blossoms sound beautiful and truly mean spring.

April 19, 2013 4:34 PM

Blogger Burt said...

Your seedlings look very healthy! I have been trying to start seeds indoors but my results are not nearly as impressive.

Do you use any type of fertilizer on the seedlings as they grow?

May 03, 2013 2:04 AM


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