What does it mean to 'harden' them off to the sun?

deegJuly 25, 2007

Could someone please explain this phrase for me?

Thanks,

Dee

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rose_nutty(z4b)

When you take plants outside that have been inside, you want to move them gradually into full sun. Taking them directly from inside to your full-sun spot will severely damage, if not outright kill them. I always move them to my front porch, where they get only east sun, for 7-10 days. Or I put them under a tree in dappled shade for that amount of time.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 1:10AM
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deeg

Thank you rose nutty, now I get it. But one thing, living here in Florida, even the shade is unbearable. Should I do that now or wait until it starts to cool off some?

Thanks,
Dee

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 4:41PM
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