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Re: Early germination, what to do?

Thanks, Kathy:-)

I like the your cheap opaque tarp - good idea and should work a
treat.  Yeah, mice will try for anywhere dry for winter.  If they get
into your pots, a bit of hardware cloth or chickenwire over the tops,
held down with a brick or two ought to do the trick.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
Shadyside Garden Designs

> From: Cornergar@aol.com
> I like your advice, Marge. The cold frame should work well in our
> And I totally agree with your ideas of keeping rain and snow off
> perennials during the coldest part of winter. Learned that the hard
way! Rather than 
> clear plastic I use a cheap opaque tarp to cover the pots after
they are 
> dormant but before extended freeze and rain/snow. I do not keep the
ends open but I 
> guess they are rather loosely covered using boards. The only down
side is the 
> mice find it quite to their liking, too. Kathyz5

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