Garlic is perfect for small-space gardeners with sunny balconies and porches. Begin planting now and look forward to fresh, homegrown garlic in the months ahead.
Don't let an unappealing area or unsightly fixture like a septic tank cover ruin your view of your well-manicured landscape, cover it up! Follow this DIY and build a raised planter customized to conceal a vent pipe, water meter, septic cover and more.
Build shadow boxes for an ever-changing display of flowers and foliage. Use your fence or an exterior wall to create this vertical garden.
See more Simple Tips for your region here. You'll find great gardening advice on caring for your lawn, flowers and edibles, designed to address your specific climate and growing conditions.
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About the Central Midwest Region
The Central Midwest – central and Eastern Kansas, central and Eastern Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio – have long, cold winters with plenty of snow, a short spring, warm, humid summers, and an early, cool fall with average temperatures ranging from the 20s°F to 80s°F and annual rainfall ranging from 19-45 inches. The broad, fertile Till Plains south of the Great Lakes are known as the Midwestern Corn Belt with acidic, well drained and very fertile soil. The geography moves from gently rolling plains in Kansas, to the hills and valleys of the Appalachian Plateau in Ohio, to the fertile lowlands of the Great Lakes.
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