Plants love light! Pots that are squished together in trays need to be spaced apart, ideally so that their leaves barely touch the next plant.
The plants in our greenhouses have never experienced direct sun, so even sun loving plants should not be put in direct sun all day long. The ideal spot for all plants is partial shade at first, then the sun loving plants can gradually be moved into full sun.
A couple of days in your garage is okay, but try to avoid anything longer than this.
Early May can have beautiful warm days, but it also can have frosty nights, and frost is not good for plants! Watch the forecast. If thereís any chance of frost, plants should be brought inside, or covered.
The following plants should be brought in any time, day or night, that temps drop below 5C: Basil, Coleus, Impatiens, Nasturtiums, Tomato plants, and possibly some others I have forgotten.
Sweet Potato Vine likes to be warm, keep these guys above 10C at all times.
Keep you plants in a sheltered location. Some wind is fine. Wind plus cold is really bad, you know, the wind chill effect. If itís windy and below 10C, bring in your plants (especially the ones mentioned above), or cover them up.
Water only when the soil in the pot is dry. How often will depend on the plant and the growing conditions, so check before you water. Try to apply the water to the soil so the leaves stay dry. Water in the morning so that the leaves are dry overnight.
These are best practices which will ensure your plants thrive once they are planted. Not following this guide doesnít mean your flowers will all die, just do your best. Weíre happy to answer questions about your plants all season long, and we love to hear how theyíre doing in your garden. Have a wonderful gardening season!