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    For many gardeners, winter is around the corner. Here in the Midwest we've had freezing temperatures, sleet, and even a small amount of snow. There are still a few cool, but sunny days left to prepare the vegetable garden for the winter in preparation for next spring. After working hard during...
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    A living mulch, or cover crop, is a low-growing plant used in the vegetable garden as a mulch. It is usually referred to as a cover crop because that is exactly what it is doing - covering the ground. The cover crop is usually grown in between rows or around plantings. Using a living mulch is a...
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    If you hang around vegetable gardening circles long enough, you are bound to hear the phrase "green manure". You may start thinking folks are talking about some weird green cow poo, but it is quite the contrary. Using green manures can greatly benefit your soil composition, which in turn will...
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