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When do I start acclimating my seedlings outside?

I’ve been growing some herbs in a propagator and I read you should start acclimating them once they have 2 or 3 leaves on them. 
Would you say these were ready or should I leave a little longer?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312
    A bit longer ... those lovely seedlings only have their ‘seed leaves’ at the moment ... these are already in the seed when you sow it. The ‘true leaves’ are the ones you’re watching out for ... the ones that look like the leaves of the mature plant. 

    😊 
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  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    They need a bit longer @scarlkatieee as they only have their seed leaves at the moment.  Once they get their 'proper' leaves they will need potting on into slightly bigger pots and after a breather to get settled they can be shown the world during the day when its warm.  I am still bringing mine at night though as it can be quite cold.

    What are you growing?
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • A bit longer ... those lovely seedlings only have their ‘seed leaves’ at the moment ... these are already in the seed when you sow it. The ‘true leaves’ are the ones you’re watching out for ... the ones that look like the leaves of the mature plant. 

    😊 
    This is the first time I’ve grown anything indoors so I’m still a bit unsure of how it all works, thank you for clearing that up for me!
  • They need a bit longer @scarlkatieee as they only have their seed leaves at the moment.  Once they get their 'proper' leaves they will need potting on into slightly bigger pots and after a breather to get settled they can be shown the world during the day when its warm.  I am still bringing mine at night though as it can be quite cold.

    What are you growing?
    Growing some dill, cayenne pepper, chives and basil. I’ve also got some veggies in some other pots at the moment but they’re only just starting to come up. New to growing things indoors, I started with some tomatoes and tender beans last year but I planted them straight out, hoping I can grow a lot more stuff this year. What are you growing?
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    Definitely dill, chives and basil @scarlkatieee but never tried cayenne as I'm not keen on chilli. Also sweet pepper, aubergine, squash, cucumber, tomato, beans, potatoes, beetroot and quite a few more. I aim to heavily supplement my veg intake as I like to know where my food has been!

    Also grow caraway, the rest of my herbs manage to come back each year thank goodness.  Like you still waiting for consistently warm weather to get planting outside. Good luck with them all and hope you have a good harvest  :) 
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Definitely dill, chives and basil @scarlkatieee but never tried cayenne as I'm not keen on chilli. Also sweet pepper, aubergine, squash, cucumber, tomato, beans, potatoes, beetroot and quite a few more. I aim to heavily supplement my veg intake as I like to know where my food has been!

    Also grow caraway, the rest of my herbs manage to come back each year thank goodness.  Like you still waiting for consistently warm weather to get planting outside. Good luck with them all and hope you have a good harvest  :) 
    Sounds like you’ve got some good stuff growing!! Thank you for your answer and good luck to you too!:)
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