It is common knowledge that seedlings grown indoors need to harden off when transitioning outdoors. You need to gradually introduce it to more sun or else it will get fried.

I can't seem to find information on seeds that you sow directly outdoors. Should these type of seeds need to harden off too? I have a feeling that since they are born into full sun, they are somehow already accustomed to the intense light.

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No. Hardening off is necessary because you're dramatically changing the environment in which the plant is living. If sown directly outdoors, this is not necessary.

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