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Video: Keep Snails And Slugs Away From Seedlings With This Easy DIY Wire Cage

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Protect plants from snails and slugs before they eat all the newly sprouted vegetable seedlingsSnail title page. This DIY cage, made very easily from hardware cloth, can give plants a fighting chance. This is an easily accomplished solution that really works. The cages can be moved around the garden to protect seedlings at different planting times. They can be reused crop after crop and year after year. Undo the corners and store them flat for the winter.

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Video: A Backyard Greenhouse to Grow Food In Winter

A Backyard Greenhouse to Grow Food In Winter


Building a simple and portable greenhouse can add three months of harvest to the vegetable gardening. The 6 x 8 foot greenhouse shown in this video is growing 50 beets, 12 Swiss chard plants, weeks and weeks worth of leaf lettuce, 15 kale plants, 40 parsnips, 40 carrots, weeks and weeks worth of spinach. Plant seeds in late December and start harvesting lettuce and spinach leaves in March. It costs about $75.00 in parts to make it.

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