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How to Grow Carrots

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Rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene, this vegetable is easy to grow and tastes sweet and delicious when garden fresh. You can grow carrots in short, medium or long rooted varieties depending on your soil type. Seeds can be sown directly in the garden, in raised beds and even in containers.

Organic Gardening Tips

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Organic gardening has been around for centuries. It's certainly not new, but gardening without artificial additives has made a comeback in recent years. And there is a good reason - organic vegetables are healthier and tastier than non-organic varieties. In addition, organic gardening benefits the environment. Whether you are planning your first organic garden, or you have been gardening naturally for years, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Repairing Your Lawn | Lawn Repair Tips

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If your lawn has problem areas due to disease, an accidental fertilizer spill or just an area where the grass plants are thin, Southern States has solutions to fit your needs.

Protecting Your Equine Operation

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Farmers have unique needs when it comes to insurance policies for their farming operations. Add horses to the equation and specific policy add-ons should be considered including: fire and theft; care, custody and control; and commercial liability. Care, custody and control insurance protects those who board or train horses or are responsible for other people's horses while breeding, racing or showing them.

Preventing heartworm in cats

Pet
Heartworms can be killers and according to the American Heartworm Society, a study conducted by the North Carolina State University showed that one in four heartworm infected cats were indoor cats. Mosquitoes carry the heartworm larvae, so unless you can be 100 percent sure a mosquito will never bite your cat you need to adopt a heartworm preventative program. The alternative could be costly veterinary supportive treatment and surgery or even the loss of your cat.

How to Grow Sugar Beets

Garden
Growing Sugar Beets: Sugar Beets, are a larger, sweeter version of its familiar red-rooted garden cousin most commonly grown by commercial producers. Small-scale growers are also using sugar beets as a livestock feed and for planting in wildlife plots to attract deer. Visit SouthernStates.com today and learn how to plant your own fruits and vegetables today.

Starting Seeds Indoors (How To)

Garden
Start a garden early by sowing seeds in containers indoors. Any container that drains well can be used, but many gardeners prefer peat pots or pellets placed in flats or plastic flats with many sections that are sold specifically for the purpose.

Trail Riding - The Code Of The Trail

Horse
Riding the trails on your horse is like taking a trip back into Americana. Though the phrase trail riding may evoke past memories of galloping through the woods, jumping over logs and wading through rushing rivers, these days it's a bit more tame. Any true horse owner knows that enjoying trails on horseback means being an ambassador for the equine community.

Winterizing your lawn

Lawn
As summer fades, it’s easy to put the mower away and forget about yard work. Take advantage of fall’s cooler temperatures to prepare your yard for winter – and next spring. Certain tasks completed in the autumn can lead to greener, thicker grass next season.

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