Seedling planting is an important activity through the whole of the garden calendar. It marks the point when your lovingly grown seeds have become sturdy young plants and are ready to go out into the garden beds.
You may need to harden your seedlings off before they reach the garden beds, particularly in cold or temperate climates in the cooler months. Sometimes the shock of going from a nice warm greenhouse out into the open can be too much for a young plant, so hardening off involves moving them outside into a sheltered position, such as a cold frame, for a week or two while they get used to being outside.
Things you need to be aware of when you plant your seedlings:
- The name of the plant
- How far apart you should plant the seedlings
- Whether they will also need a protective or climbing structure to grow against