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Old January 10, 2018   #36
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Originally Posted by Black Krim View Post
This is very helpful, as you are in IL figured you deal with cold, more cold than I do. You skip the tunnel and use black plastic to warm the soil.

Average last frost is May 5 here.

Is EB typical or more likely for very early planting?? Something a row cover could prevent?
I remember Harding them off for 1-2 weeks and having to bring plants indoors a couple of times before I planted out.
I planted 5-100ft rows spaced 5 or so days apart, the first row was the only one that had problems. And every varity in that row had problems.
Ideally black plastic mulch and a low tunnel might be the way to go.
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