Physalis Blog Post

Physalis Transplanting

by | May 4, 2018 | Physalis Project

On Tuesday of this week we transplanted our Physalis seedlings from market packs to individual 4-inch pots, and moved them from the growth chamber to the greenhouse. They will stay in the greenhouse for the next few weeks until they go to their new homes where they will need to be hardened off before being grown outside.

Hardening off is necessary for Physalis to reduce the shock of a new environment. To harden the plants off, start them off in an area of the garden that has shade or filter light, then gradually over the course of one week expose them to more sunlight. As long as there is no frost in the forecast it is okay to leave them out overnight.

Happy Planting!



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