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It is approaching time for everyone who has tomatoes growing in their windows to start “hardening-off” the plants. Basically this is a process of gradually toughening up the plants and introducing them to outside. The tomatoes have been growing in the protected environment of your windows and the outside is going to introduce a whole new set of growing conditions including direct sunlight, wind, lower temperatures, and air pollution. If you were to take the plants directly from your window and just plant them outside, their growth would be significantly slowed or they may even die.

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