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Hello DGC! I’m originally from the Midwest, so used to COLD winters, hot summers, and high humidity.  I’ve grown vegetables organically for 15 years and recently transitioned into cannabis cultivation.  I also just recently moved to Colorado and I’m adapting my growing style to its environment and climate.  I’m on the Front Range.  I’ve built a small hoop house with a heated foundation to start cold crops, and have an indoor seed-starting shelf  for hot crops that I DYI’d.  For beds, I’m planting in tan (important) 25 gal. fabric pots filled with a custom soil mixture of my own that I’ve developed over the years.  For my new CO garden, I’ve adapted my mix to include extra % of bio-char (to mitigate drought and hold nute’s). Once summer hits I’m sure I’ll be successful, but keeping my seedlings and mother plants happy now, in the middle, and through the winter is challenging, and different from what I’m used back in the Midwest. My question for Scotty, Guru, and the Dude relates to overwintering plants inside in high altitude, arid environments.  Plants like prized edible or medicinals: figs, citrus, rosemary, aloe, or cannabis.  I have a large collection that I actually packed into the U-Haul when I drove out to CO, including 5 citrus varieties (meyer, kumquat, etc.) that I grew from seed, a hardy fig, moringa, bay leaves, aloe and rosemary.  What would you say are the ideal conditions/environment/techniques for over-wintering specimen plants in a high altitude/arid environment like the Front Range in CO? Note: I also included a pic of a bald eagle I saw at the park today on my walk! and I was quite baked! it was awesome.