Hardening off tomatoes

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Hardening off tomatoes
Hi All, Trying to get my tomato seedlings hardened off. It is going to be warm but very windy tomorrow. I'm sure I'm the last person to think of this idea. I put my 'maters in an empty EarthBox. Keeps the wind down and rolls around! Thoughts? Beth
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Hi All,

Hi All,

 

  Our windy weather lasts for days! I usually put them inside the basement door.  I really want them to get more sun exposure.  This is working great for these size plants!  My varieties are Cherokee Purple, Razzleberry (from Parks - no longer offered in their catalog!), Marianna's Peace, Tomatoberry cherry, Black Cherry and a couple other varieties I'm starting for friends.  

 

I use MG potting mix in my EB's.  It is usually on sale around this time.  For me, it compacts down too much over winter to reuse.  I repurpose the old potting mix to fill holes in the back yard.....

 

Beth

 

 

 

 

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Smart, Beth! If you have a

yes Smart, Beth! If you have a clear hard plastic top, like for your under-bed clear storage tupperware, you could maybe put that over the top for extra wind protection. I put flexible plastic over my spinach in a high wind a week or so ago, and several got bludgeoned to death by the flapping.

I re-use (most of) the potting mix next year, so my Growboxes are never empty. You dump the Earthboxes every year?

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