Harden off or not needed?
Please excuse me if this has been asked and answered, but I couldn't find it. I normally start my seedlings indoors, then harden off in a cold frame and transplant into raised beds. This year I plan to extend my season a bit by utilizing hoop row covers on my raised beds. Do I still need to harden off in the cold frame or can I put my seedlings directly into the raised beds covered by the row covers? My row cover material is white spun fabric, so light will be diffused and cold temps should be tempered. My temptation is to put them directly in, about 3-4 weeks before my expected last frost date and take my chances. Thoughts?