Gardening- my plants are wilting, help!

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Ok I was told go ahead and plant your starts outside (but it's going to be 33° outside) its not going to hurt it the dirt is warm I just got it rararara.... I get up the next day look at my plants they are wilted...are they dead?? What should I do leave them, pull them? I am restarting seeds in case...oh I should have listened "after mothers day" rrrrrr why....he said "I'm a horticulturalist just listen" I want to cry...I don't know I don't want to plant to late and have nothing.

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 23, 2018
    Water and give a little shade till recovered............

  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Apr 23, 2018
    I wouldn't put anything outside until danger of frost has passed. Also, seedlings need to be hardened off, that is introduced to the environment slowly.

  • Edean Edean on Apr 23, 2018
    Where do you live?I usually plant outside after the last first and also it depends on what you are planting?

  • Edean Edean on Apr 23, 2018
    TYPO :That's last frost

  • Amanda Amanda on Apr 23, 2018
    Hi Tonia. When you plant in doors you need to harden the plants off first. You start by putting them outside for 5 minutes and keep increasing the time each day for about 2 weeks. If you decide to plant them in the ground and the temps are going to be in the 30's or 40's at night you will want to cover them up. I use poles to hold up old towels or sheets, so they don't crush them. You can leave the ones you planted and see if the roots are still good but most likely they aren't Sorry.

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    • Tonia Tonia on Apr 27, 2018
      That's what I heard. I did from seed last year and had so many I didn't know what to do with. I may try that next year, get already started plants and see what method works better in our raised gardens. Thanks Amanda.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 23, 2018
    Unless it is an early, spring type plant, you should wait until the soil temp is at least fifty degrees. If it is going to be freezing or close, always cover or protect the plants until it warms up in the morning. I still can't even get into my garden yet, there is still snow drifts melting and too muddy to work with yet.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 23, 2018
    hold off until the absolute danger of frost or cold is over

  • Tonia Tonia on Apr 27, 2018
    Thanks for everyone's help I guess I'm starting over. Which isn't that bad it's just waiting for the seeds to turn into a plant to transplant outside is the hard part(patience isn't in my dictionary). This may help me learn because who knows I may have a great garden this year.