Winter Gardening Prep - Backyard Boss

3 Ways to Grow Peppers in Winter

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Peppers are warm-season veggies, meaning they need the right temperatures to thrive. Pepper plants prefer daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees and night-time temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. These temperatures vary between different pepper varieties. For example, chilies can withstand daytime temperatures up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Does this mean you can’t grow peppers in …

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8 Tips For Caring For Mandevilla in Winter

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Mandevilla (mandevilla splendens), also known as rocktrumpet, is a tropical vine that makes a perfect addition to any outdoor space during the summertime. The plant grows anywhere from 8 to 20 feet long and is suitable for pots and hanging baskets alike. Its eye-catching red, pink, yellow, or white flowers bloom from late spring into …

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5 Common Problems With Your Christmas Cactus

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The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is one of the most popular holiday plants due to its wide range of colors, ease of growth, and long-lasting blooms. These plants can last ten years or longer with proper care and maintenance. So it pays to learn more about their growth habits, watering needs, and general care requirements …

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5 Tips for Growing Mushrooms In A Bag

With different opportunities available, gardening does not have to stop once the cold comes knocking! One such gardening opportunity in the wintertime is growing mushrooms in bags, although this can take place throughout the year as well. Mushrooms are known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer effects. Their full of vitamins B and D, phosphorous, …

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10 Signs Your Plants Are Too Cold

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This is the season for snowflakes, mittens, and jingle bells, but don’t forget your plants in between. Temperatures are dropping, and a new set of plant care concerns come with that cold weather. Plants are just as susceptible to extreme weather conditions as humans are. Scorching summers and freezing winters can damage plant life, making …

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