how to store fresh parsnips

How to store parsnips over winter

Parsnip is a cool-season biennial root vegetable. However, it is usually grown as a winter annual crop. Parsnips have a hard time growing in summer or arid conditions. They are considered heavy feeders hence require sufficient soil nutrients especially if you are planting them in pots. Parsnips become actually sweeter when they are exposed to

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When to power rake your lawn

Picturesque lawns are difficult to achieve if there is a buildup of thatch. This situation is made worse during the dry periods when your yard may even go dry as a result of this condition. What is Thatch? If there is more than ½ an inch of dead rhizomes between soil and the grass in

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How long should a lawn mower last

The average life expectancy of a good quality lawn mower is 8 to 10 years. A lower quality off-brand lawn mower might have a much lower shelf life. These two scenarios mean that you should consider investing in the best lawn mower you can afford to ensure you get more out of it. That said,

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How to kill Virginia Creeper

The Virginia Creeper is a tenacious plant and spreads very fast. It can kill plants it grows on as it blocks them from receiving sufficient sunlight and also contains raphides that can cause skin irritations. Furthermore, if your walls have some cracks, the vine can easily get in and cause damage. Luckily, there are ways

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What to use instead of mulch for landscaping

When it comes to landscaping your garden bed, flower bed, trees, or plants, mulching plays a crucial role. Mulching has a host of benefits to the soil, which include improving soil quality. Often, gardeners experience a lot of issues when looking for good mulch alternatives. These range from, soil erosion, poor soil nutrition, and loss

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How to get rid of grubs in your garden

Grub worms can be a menace to your garden. These tiny Japanese beetle, June beetles, or European chafer beetles larva can feed on your plant roots resulting in the death of your plants and brown patches on your lawn. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to get rid of grub worms. First, determine the

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