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The Winter Series: Winter Vegetable Gardening - Mulch Mound

The Winter Series: Winter Vegetable Gardening

Winter vegetable gardening can be a great way to grow fresh produce even in the colder months of the year. With the right planning and preparation, you can enjoy fresh greens, root vegetables, and other crops throughout the winter.   Tip #1 - Select Cold Hardy Veggies One of the keys to successful winter vegetable gardening is selecting the right varieties. Many vegetables that do well in the summer will not survive the cold winter temperatures, so it is important to choose varieties that are specifically bred to be hardy in cold weather. Some good options include kale, spinach, cabbage, carrots, and turnips.   Tip #2 - Provide Sunlight Another important consideration is the location of your garden. Winter vegetables need...

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The Basics: Evolution of Gardening - Mulch Mound

The Basics: Evolution of Gardening

The history of gardening can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where people first began cultivating plants for food, medicine, and decorative purposes. However, the concept of gardening as we know it today – a leisure activity that involves the cultivation of ornamental plants and flowers – has evolved significantly over time. Gardening is thought to have originated in ancient Egypt, where people grew plants for medicinal and decorative purposes. The ancient Greeks and Romans also had a love for gardens, and they used them as a place to relax and contemplate. In medieval Europe, monasteries were responsible for much of the cultivation of herbs and vegetables, as they were used for medicinal purposes. During the Renaissance, gardening became more...

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