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Yup, I've got snow on the ground too. The trays of broccoli, thyme, onion, parsley are back in the house. There are seeds in the ground, lettuce, swiss chard, spinach. They will be fine. It's all cold hardy stuff, I'm not worried. Probably the plants would have survived if left out, they've been out enough now, but the onions are mostly still so thin and spindly I decided not to stress them. I haven't grown kohlrabi myself, but I think it is very cold hardy and should be fine. This time of year it gets cold, but it doesn't stay cold real long.
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on the down hill side

Took 10 trays of plants over to church to sell off tomorrow. I have already planted a bunch of stuff and have several more trays of plants sitting outside waiting to be planted. That leaves just 7 trays under the lights downstairs and I turned off a couple of the light fixtures. Another couple weeks and the indoor seed starting will be done for the season! Every single seedling is in its own pot now.

Incidentally, something interesting. I got busy with outdoor work and not paying as much attention to the indoor stuff, just throwing a little water in the trays now and then. Since the seedlings were too big to be affected by damping off, I quit bothering with the cinnamon and chamomile in the water. Guess what... I now have a whole bunch of fungus gnats, after not having any up until now. It makes it clear that it was the cinnamon/chamomile keeping them at bay (more likely keeping down the fungus they feed on). ... At this point I will probably just live with them for the last couple weeks. As soon as I shut down the seed starting operation, they will go away.
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