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Fall Garden Tips pt 2

Fall Garden Tips pt 2 A thorough fall cleanup means a healthy, vibrant spring, so check out our tips for preparing your garden for frost and other winter weather! Preparing Your Vegetable Garden for Winter You can postpone the inevitable (that is, winter) for a while by covering your vegetables with old sheets or bedspreads on cold nights,...
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Fall Garden Tips Part 1

Fall Garden Tips •Empty all your outdoor containers to keep them from cracking during the winter. Store them upside down. •Hang a bucket over a hook in your toolshed or garage and use it to store hose nozzles and sprinkler attachments. •On a mild day, run your garden hose up over a railing or over the shed to...
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Vegetables to plant now for fall

Vegetables to Plant Now for Fall The same hot weather that brings out the best in tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and other summer vegetables makes spinach, lettuce, peas and other cool-weather vegetables tough and bitter. In the middle of a siege of hazy, hot days, it is hard to imagine that the weather will ever be cool and...
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Importance of Good Drainage

The importance of good drainage in your garden. Understanding the relationship of water and air around the roots of your plants is the key to plants thriving. This applies to containerized plants as well as those planted in the ground. All plants need water, but the water must drain away over time. I have always said that...
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