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

Posted by deeg z9 - Tampa, FL (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 25, 07 at 23:53

Could someone please explain this phrase for me?

Thanks,
Dee


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

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.


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

  • Posted by deeg z9 (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 26, 07 at 16:41

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


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