I’ve reached the hardening off stage and just realised I haven’t a clue what that is. Well, when I say I haven’t a clue I mean I have an idea that it’s something to do with putting the plants in colder or more harsh conditions for a while before they go in the ground but I don’t ‘exactly’ know what to do. I’ve noticed that gardening books pass around the phrase like you ‘should’ know exactly what to do – but the truth is I don’t. So with 11 cucumber kids itching to get out into the big wide world and an amateur mum who knows virtually nothing I did the only thing you can do in this situation – I consulted the Oracle (that’s the Internet to you and me). I found this cool little article about Thigmomorphogenesis – a word which I will attempt to get into at least two sentences today!