Ask a Question forum: When should I move plants outside?

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Pennsylvania
Yelladuck
Mar 15, 2018 1:21 PM CST
Hello,

I recently purchased some plants from Tractor Supply (Gooseberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Hazelnut Trees and Strawberry). According to the directions they can be moved outside as soon as the soil is workable, which would be right now, what concerns me is that the plants are actively growing. They have green leaves and new growth, so l am guessing they are not dormant. We are still in winter with night time temps dropping into the teens. Should I keep these Plants indoors until the weather breaks in a month, or put them outside? Will the cold kill them?

Thanks.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Mar 15, 2018 5:10 PM CST
Yella - can you move those plants outside when the temps are above freezing and then bring them back inside when the temp drops? It would be acclimating your plants to the cooler weather without freezing off the new foliage.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Pennsylvania
Yelladuck
Mar 15, 2018 5:17 PM CST
I was actually thinking about doing that. Temps are to be getting into the 40s next week during the day, so maybe I will give that a try. Thanks.

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