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Re: Early germination, what to do?

I like your advice, Marge. The cold frame should work well in our climate. 
And I totally agree with your ideas of keeping rain and snow off potted 
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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