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Author Topic: Hardening off veggie starts
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  Bee Wife
  SEattle
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Hardening off veggie starts    (Posted Thu, May 10 '12 at 07:08 UTC)

HI, I live in Seattle and just bought some starts on Saturday, which I attempted to harden off. However, last night (Tuesday), I forgot them outside... temperatures were mid-40s. They were tomatoes, squash, parsley, basil, and lettuce. I think the lettuce and parsley will be ok, but should I just toss the other ones? I am bummed. Thanks
for your advice.

 kodiakgirl
 kodiak
Re: Hardening off veggie starts    (Posted Thu, May 10 '12 at 07:11 UTC)

if they aren't dead, why throw em? Maybe they got stressed, but should recover. I grow those plants in a hoophouse and it's 40 at night almost all summer

heather
 Bee Wife
 SEattle
Re: Hardening off veggie starts    (Posted Thu, May 10 '12 at 07:13 UTC)

We have a short growing season and I have limited space, so I dont want to waste time/space on a non-performer! Cruel I know.

 kodiakgirl
 kodiak
Re: Hardening off veggie starts    (Posted Thu, May 10 '12 at 07:15 UTC)

One of the hardest parts of being a gardener is having to be cruel. If they look good, they are

heather
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