Hardening off the vegtables

Hard Plants

The little softies raised in the greenhouse now need to get hard. So we issue each of them a flick knife before they’re planted out into the wild.

Well, not exactly. Over the past few days the first lot of vegetables and bedding plants have been coming out of the greenhouse onto benches for hardening off. This allows their little delicate leaves to get used to the harsher light and their stems toughen up to the breezes and gust of wind.

With the risk of cold nights and frost, we are putting them back in at night and getting them out in the morning.

Today, we are going to plant the first of the cauliflowers and cabbages.

Tom Good

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