hi, probably a stupid question. I Googled and looked on here but still not really sure.
I have my plants started inside, just some peppers and tomatoes (not the 130 + like last year, thank GOD). They are still REALLY small compared to last year but that's another issue. I hope to repot them from the seedling pots (some have 2 plants in the 4" starter, some 3-4 so want to put 2 each into bigger pots but only have so much room...)
a friend gave me her Aldi greenhouse (the Gardenline one, like 63" tall, 27" wide and 19" deep) and I want to use it this year but my question is, HOW do you use it? I'm in Chicago so obviously it being only the beginning of April we still have a good 5 weeks before the safe last frost day.
So, do I put the repotted plants out there now or in the next week or wait until May or? Do I have to wait longer? Can I leave them outside all day and night in the greenhouse? I don't know if it freezes if it will protect them completely or not. I hope I'm asking my questions right....
in the past, I just harden them off the "regular" way a week or so before I can safely plant them (like May 15th), a couple hours each day and increasing for like a week, then plant them in their permanent containers so not sure what/how the greenhouse does to change any of this.
sorry if these are stupid questions!
ps. I know that I 1) need to make sure it is secure so it doesn't blow over and 2) I saw several warning about opening it up on sunny days or the plants will cook.
Edited by Greyhound_Gourmet, 06 April 2019 - 04:22 PM.