Keepin' Your Veggies Warm
When gardening in the winter, it is important to get heat into the garden area. Cold frames, hoop houses, and Urban Gardens are great ways to trap the heat of the sun. Another tip is to water your garden with warm water. Warm water can be brought outside from the kitchen sink, it can be heated outside in a solar hot water heater or you can use leftover bathing water. Gardeners who shower in a tub or plastic container can carry the warm water outside in a watering can. It is important to use biodegradable and non-toxic soap and shampoo if you are going to put your shower/bath water on your garden so that it does harm the plants or soil micro-organisms.
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