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Synonyms for harden

Synonyms for harden

to make or become physically hard

to make firmer in a particular conviction or habit

to make resistant to hardship, especially through continued exposure

Synonyms for harden

become hard or harder

make hard or harder

harden by reheating and cooling in oil

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make fit

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Transplant into seed trays when two true leaves have developed and grow on at 55degF until mid-April, when they can be placed in a cold frame to harden off, ready to be planted out in May.
Begin to harden off summer bedding and provide protection if frost is forecast.
Harden off autumn-sown cauliflowers being overwintered in frames, so they will be ready for planting out in March.
Begin to harden off young plants and over wintered cuttings.
Harden off hanging baskets and window boxes ready to put into position outdoors when all danger of frost is over.
Sow in trays in a greenhouse in February, prick out in March and April, harden off then plant out when they are 10cm high, preferably in a sunny, sheltered site, allowing 75cm per plant.
Harden off aubergines, courgettes, marrows, peppers and tomatoes grown from seed before planting outside.
Start standing bedding plants outside on warm, fine days to help them harden off.
But if you can't wait, allow them time to harden off, then plant them out, protected by a layer of fleece at night.