How long 2 harden off?

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  1. Helofadigger

    Helofadigger Gardener

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    Hi all sorry to ask a silly question but how long do I have to harden off my greenhouse plants etc. before they can stay outside all day and night? I have been leaving them out throughout the day these pass three days or so.

    As most of you know I do have a coldframe but I can't put them in there as there are far too many. Thanx in advance ;) Hel.xxx.
     
  2. walnut

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    You should be ok now Hel most of my stuff has been out a couple of weeks now, we did have that cold spell but nothing was adversely affected so go for it.
     
  3. Helofadigger

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    Many thanks Walnut for your reply, Bob will be really pleased as the greenhouse is getting quite overflowing at the moment!Hel.xxx.
     
  4. Kandy

    Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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    Hi Helen,I don't have room for a cold frame so i use my greenhouse as one large frame with all the plants inside.I leave the door and windows open during the day and just close them at night.After a week or so I leave the windows open slightly at night and then I eventually leave them open wider after another week.By now I am starting to remove all the plants that are in there out and get everything planted out into the borders:)

    I have some fleece handy so if it does turn colder I can quickly put that over them but touch wood they are usually ok by now.As Walnut says up your way shouldbe ok if he has had his out for a couple of weeks.:thumb:
     
  5. Claire75

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    I'm glad you asked that hel, something I've never been quite sure about...
     
  6. kazy

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    Hi Helen, i have been hrdng off my plants for two weeks the weather here has been up and down so i made sure i gave them plenty of time, ive been taking them out of greenhouse on a morn ( 20 mins phew ! ) and puttin them away at night, from tues of this week i have left them out all the time but covering with fleece on a night, now today i am starting to plant out and put pots in position at last, i might have been too careful some would say but i put a lot of effort in and dont want them to ruin, i think weathers ok now to leave them out , i hope you get on ok i am sure all your hard work will pay off good luck k.x
     
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