The maters, basil, and peppers were set out this morning to harden off. Hardening off is setting the seedlings in a protected area out of the weather, to allow them to adjust to the varied temperatures and conditions of the outside world - the garden. For the past 6 weeks, they were toasty warm under lights in peacefulness. They are now being subjected to the elements in prep for their planting in about two weeks. That's actually a little early, but they are growing out of their clothes and need new -- the ground.