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Winter Vegetable Gardening: What to Grow in the Cold Season & How

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Growing vegetables (or any plant for that matter) during the fall and winter seasons may seem impossible. Many amateur gardeners will cover their plots for the upcoming frost and wait until spring comes to start gardening again. However, you can grow vegetables outside during the winter with excellent results! How awesome would it be to …

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How Many Christmas Lights Can I String Together?

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When it comes to Christmas lights, many people that decorate their homes for the holidays have this question: “How many Christmas lights can I string together?” The last thing you’d want to do is accidentally damage your string lights by going over the maximum connectivity rating, or worse, damage your electrical source. Both can be a …

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How To Fix Christmas Lights: A Quick Guide to a Merry & Bright Holiday

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It’s every Christmas decorator’s worst nightmare. The tree is dressed with string lights, the ornaments are on, and all that is left is to plug it in. But as you inch toward the outlet, you realize that you didn’t test the lights before you put them on the tree. They’re buried beneath several layers of ornaments. …

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Buying a New Artificial Christmas Tree this Year? Here’s What to Do With the Old One

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If it’s time to say goodbye to your old tree, you probably have some questions. Which tree should you replace it with? But more importantly, you should wonder how to dispose of an artificial Christmas tree. There are several ways in which you can get rid of your tree, so take the time to learn …

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How to Stack Firewood Neatly & Efficiently: All the Best Methods

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If you’re new to the world of wood heat, you may not yet be familiar with how to stack firewood most efficiently. Even if you do know how to stack firewood, maybe you’d like to learn how to make those stacks look aesthetically pleasing. In this article, we’ll discuss how to stack firewood most efficiently …

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Christmas Cactus Guide: How to Care for an Easter Plant

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If you love cacti but aren’t a fan of spines and thorns, and you like bold-colored trailing plants but don’t have the light for a tradescantia, then we may have the right plant for you. The Christmas cactus (or Easter plant) is a forest cactus that requires less sun than its desert counterparts, blooms prolifically …

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