We are working our way through a series called “Creating a Garden Calendar“. If this is your first time joining us, welcome. You are not too late to join us. Grab a calendar, pen, and beverage of choice. You will be right where we are in no time.
Yesterday we added in the start date on seeds. Today we are going to note dates for transplants.
If you start seeds indoors, you will need to harden them off before planting them outside. This is so they will be acclimated to the light, wind, temperatures, etc. that are different outside than inside. This should be done on nice days, increasing time outside each time you put them out. Another way to help start this process is to create artificial wind, using a fan or something else, while you have the plants growing inside. This is something I often forget about until I wonder why my plants look so lean.
The time you should set our transplants will, obviously, after the last frost.
Here are some articles from difference universities on this topic:
University of New Hampshire – timing vegetable transplants