Q: I’m worried about how my perennials are doing with this weird mid-winter thaw followed by

Q: I’m worried about how my perennials are doing with this weird mid-winter thaw followed by a colder snap. With the melting, some of my perennial plants aren’t covered with snow anymore. I didn’t get a lot of mulch on them before it snowed. Should I put more on? Should I try to shovel off the snow from the ones that are still covered and put on more mulch? A: It’s best to leave the snow on your perennials. It’s good insulation. What hurts perennial plants that are suited to our region is not cold itself but a cycle of freezing and thawing. Snow cover can help prevent that. You can add mulch to your exposed plants, but I wouldn’t take the snow off the ones that are still covered. You may even want to consider gently covering your exposed perennials with more snow. Q: I grew onions in my garden this year and I still have some. I’ve been storing them in the basement. Some of them are starting to send up green shoots. What causes this? Can I still eat them? A: Onions need to be cured for several weeks right after you harvest them, which means putting them somewhere warm (75 to 90 degrees) where air can circulate. You can tell they’re cured when the skin gets papery and the n...

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We’ve been well aware of the concept of veg box deliveries for a while now – you put your order in, and once a week a cardboard box arrives at your door, filled to the brim with fresh, British and often organic produce. What about meat box deliveries, then? As we care more and more about where our meat comes from, meat box delivery services offer an efficient way of getting high welfare, quality meat without having to interrogate your local butcher or seek out the nearest farm. For foodies, they offer the chance to get your hands on less popular cuts of meat, with some services even offering a ‘nose-to-tail’ box, giving you near every part of an animal to ensure nothing is wasted. For families,… We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Thermal Bag, Pizza Bag, Food Delivery Bag, Cooler Bags – Zhao Hongsheng,https://www.szzhsbag.com/