Hopefully you have had success with your seed sowing and you are now ready to move your much-loved seedlings on to their next stage. This might be an individual pot or module, or their final planting position.

Once germinated plants get their first leaves and then true leaves, it’s time for them to be transplanted. Depending on what the plant is, it may be planted directly into a raised bed in a polytunnel, or if its final planting position is to be in an outside bed, the plant has to go through the hardening-off stage (this is when the plant is brought outside either from a windowsill or polytunnel and left there for a few hours each day and brought back inside before night for a period of five to seven days to acclimatise to outdoor conditions.)