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Old March 9, 2017   #1
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I have a brand new cheap-o greenhouse up with my seedlings going. My dear sweet husband put his frost sensitive plants in with my starts. I'm worried that the soil from his plants (which are outdoor plants) are going to incubate multitudes of aphids and seedling destroying bugs and infest my plants and soil. What do you think, do you put outside plants in with new seedlings?
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I'm going to agree with you it's not a good idea. In the interests of marital harmony is there room for two his and hers cheapie greenhouses? If not, in California in march I would vote the outdoor plants back into the outdoors where they will be fine.
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Thanks for the reality check, sadly, there is only room for one greenhouse, at least, where it's convenient. Back to the garage with those plants!
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I guess we know who is in charge...
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You are correct. Young seedlings are like ice cream in the hands of a child. Irresistible.
Every possible gnat and whitefly will zoom in. They love fresh tender roots and moist soil.
Many can and do manage but a constant check with an arsenal of preventative measures
pre-planting and tested potions at the first sign.
Can happen without an outside plant living near-by. (ask me how i know)

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I guess we know who is in charge...
LOL, I'm definitely the one in charge of tomatoes and peppers! Let's just say my car doesn't get to live in the garage, that's his domain.
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