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How to Grow Carrots From Carrots

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Did you know that you can regrow vegetables from scraps? Herbs, green onions, lettuce, and celery are all popular, but you can even regrow carrots. Since the taproot (orange part of the carrot) won’t reform from scraps, you’ll be growing carrots from carrots for greens and seeds.  Carrots are biennials, which means that they produce …

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How To Prevent and Treat Snow Mold on Your Lawn

How To Prevent and Treat Snow Mold on Your Lawn

Although winter brings gorgeous and heavy snow fall, it could also trigger the growth of snow mold on your lawn if you’re not careful. This is why when the seasons change and the temperatures start to drop, you need to update your yard maintenance routine into something better for winter to preserve your healthy lawn. …

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Best Outdoor Winter Plant Covers for Freeze Protection in 2021

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Growing up in Poland taught me what winter really means. Almost every year, the temperature dropped to -4 degrees Fahrenheit. It wasn’t only extreme for people but also for outdoor plants. Since my mum had a beautiful garden, I used to help her prepare it for these long and cold months. To not let her …

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Do You Need to Remove Snow From Your Roof?

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As winter approaches, we have to prepare ourselves and our homes for freezing temperatures and lots of snow. While snow is gorgeous and picturesque for the holidays, it’s a little less pleasant when it comes to your roof. With each snowfall adding unwanted weight to your home, what should you do about it? Read on …

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How to Winterize Your Backyard Pond

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Now that winter is on its way, pond owners need to start prepping this garden water feature for the upcoming freezing temperatures. If you don’t take precautions for the approaching frost, your fish, tropical plants, and overall pond investment are at risk. Allowing your pond to go through the cold unprepared essentially signs you up …

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Winter Mulching: What Is It and Why You Should Do It

Winter is fast approaching, and your garden is nearing the end of its run for the year! Although they’re dormant once the temperatures drop, they’re still alive and need to be cared for. To do this, you need to start winter mulching! Winter mulching is crucial in helping your garden survive the winter and grow …

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The Best Portable Cold Frame to Keep Your Plants Warm

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When the weather starts to get cold, you probably start thinking about how you are going to keep your backyard garden thriving. Cold weather can wreak havoc on sensitive plants and vegetables, and when you’ve spent all year cultivating them, losing them is a real downer. That’s why a cold frame could be a great …

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