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#26 – Hardening Off Seedlings

by | Mar 2, 2023

What is hardening off, and why is it so important? Are there alternatives to the traditional “in and out” method or any situations when hardening off is not necessary? Today, Lisa and Layne discuss how to harden off your seedlings to help them transition from their indoor growing environment to outdoor life. They cover why proper hardening off is critical for the health and well-being of your seedlings, different methods to accomplish it, possible exceptions, and how long it typically takes for seedlings to acclimate to the outdoors. Listen to the podcast and learn how to properly harden off your growing seedlings!

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The “Seed Talk with Lisa & Layne” podcast is produced by The Gardener’s Workshop and co-hosted by Lisa Mason Ziegler and Layne Angelo. Lisa is the founder and owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, where Layne works as Seed Manager. Lisa is the award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers and the publisher of Flower Farming School Online, Farmer-Florist School Online, and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with her on social media. Layne is an avid gardener, seed starter, and engineer who loves learning and applying her technical knowledge to all areas of life, including gardening and growing flowers. Thanks for joining us!