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Lisa Colburn

Lisa Colburn is a crazy gardener, great cook and author of The Main Garden Journal.

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Kate Copsey

Kate also hosts the popular radio show "America's Home Grown Veggies" heard every Saturday on American's Web Radio.

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Katie Elzer-Peters
 

Katie Elzer-Peters is the author of Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening, Carolinas Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, Southern Fruit and Vegetable Gardening,  and many others books. 

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Steve Asbell

Steve Asbell is an illustrator, the author of Plant by Numbers and blogger of The Rainforest Garden.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • The easiest and best place to store excess turnips, parsnips, leeks, onions, carrots and similar root crops is in the garden. They actually become sweeter and tastier after a frost.
    Before the ground freezes, cover the beds with a thick layer of straw or chopped leaves to insulate the soil and keep its temperature even. A sheet of plastic will keep the mulch in place.
    To harvest root crops, simply roll back the plastic, push aside the leaves/straw, and lift the roots from the soil with a spading fork. Replace the covering to keep your "root cellar" insulated all winter. With this method, you could be harvesting sweet carrots and parsnips in January, even if there's snow on the ground!