May: Hardening Off Plants

All plants – vegetable seedlings, perennials, annuals – coming from an indoor environment (home, garden centre, greenhouse) must be gradually acclimatized to the outdoor environment. Put them outdoors in a sheltered area for an hour the first day. Each day, for the next several days, increase the length of time and the exposure to the sun. The plants will then be ready to be transplanted into the garden.