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05 Jul 10 Belinda Welland (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
On your site it says to sow at a particular time, and I am assuming that is for seeds. Is there any difference if I am going to use seedlings from the nursery? Can you recommend a book or website where I can learn about growing my first vegetable garden, the dos and do nots etc? Thanks
05 Jul 10 Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
The plants from a nursery are usually ready to plant out but you might need to harden them off a bit first. To do that, put the pots or punnets outside during the day and then put them under cover or close to the house, at night. Do that for about a week. That should help the seedlings adjust to temperature changes.

The plants from a nursery are usually ready to plant out but you might need to harden them off a bit first. To do that, put the pots or punnets outside during the day and then put them under cover or close to the house, at night. Do that for about a week. That should help the seedlings adjust to temperature changes.

- Liz

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