Now that I cleared the frost-safe date, when are my seedlings ready for
the outdoors? I know I need to harden them but they are small with only
their first true leaves. Are they too young? I have basil, purple cone
flowers, delphinium, and snap dragons.
Unless you're home all day and prepared to baby them, I would wait for 2
more sets of leaves. For now, put them out for a few hours a day, but only
when you're home to be sure they're not getting dry. And, next year, start a
you need a cold frame or a glassed in porch or florida room where the temp dips
night, but there is some protection. also, they need some direct sunlight, but
too much at once so they can build up chloroplasts to withstand more sun. Ingrid
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