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Vegetables to Plant, Garden Tool Storage


This week's Garden Tools tips :Vegetables to plant in December and through the winter cover beet, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, collard, endive, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, mustard, onion, peas (English and snow), radish, rape, rutabaga, shallot, Swiss chard and turnip. Herbs to plant now cover thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano, French tarragon, lavender, chives, cilantro, dill, mints and parsley.

Varieties of certain shrubs, such as azaleas, nandinas and junipers, will advance a purplish or bittersweet cast to their foliage during algid weather. This is accustomed and no could cause for worry. They will about-face blooming afresh in the spring.

As freezes occur, clip off any accident acquired to gingers, philodendrons, cannas and added blooming tropicals. Place a 4- to 6-inch band of mulch, such as ache straw, about the abject of the plants now to assure the roots and rhizomes.

If you don't garden as much in the winter and won't be using tools until spring,it's important to abundance them properly. Apple-pie accoutrement thoroughly and covering the metal with a ablaze blur of oil to anticipate rust. Drain the lawnmower gas catchbasin and clean.

Do not allow a band of collapsed leaves to accrue over the backyard for added than a few canicule or a week. The leaves block ablaze from extensive the grass and can abate it. Rake or contrarily abolish the leaves weekly. Use the leaves for admixture or put them in your admixture pile.