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Protecting Vegetable Gardens From Frost

By Todd Fratzel on Gardening

Protecting Vegetable Plants From Frost We just planted our raised bed vegetable gardens last weekend and tonight there is a chance of a serious frost! I should have known better than to plant our garden before Memorial Day. Here in northern New England it’s never wise to plant your garden before Memorial Day for fear…

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Planting Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens

By Todd Fratzel on Gardening

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens We finally planted our raised bed vegetable gardens this weekend. I chose raised bed gardens for several reasons with the biggest reason being I wanted to limit how “Big” the gardens would be. History tells me that if we just start tilling up soil year after year the garden will grow…

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Planning A Vegetable Garden In New England

By Todd Fratzel on Gardening

Garden Vegetables I just finished building our raised bed vegetable gardens for the coming growing season. So we’ve started trying to plan what vegetables we’ll be growing in the new gardens this summer. My wife and I have a pretty good list going and our 4 yr old son thinks we should grow every vegetable…

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Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens

By Todd Fratzel on Gardening

Raised Bed Gardens We are planning on finally planting a garden this year at our new house. This year will be our 3rd full summer so we really want to get some vegetables going as we miss having our own garden. We had a medium size vegetable garden at our first home and we grew…

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Mulching Flower Beds

By Todd Fratzel on Gardening

Mulching Flower Beds with Ask This Old House This week we started mulching the flower beds with pine bark mulch. We have quite a few new flower beds that really don’t have many flowers in them yet but getting the mulch down is a start. I guess I’m partial to pine bark mulch from a…

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