If seedlings have been grown indoors they will be ‘‘soft’’ and therefore need to be ‘‘hardened off’’ before planting into the garden. Hardening off is a process of exposing seedlings gradually to outdoor temperatures before planting. Place seedlings outside during the day and bring them inside at night. After a week or two the seedlings will be ready to plant in the garden. Keep seedlings well watered during the hardening-off process and water them well before planting into the garden.