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Cold snap ahead: Precaution can extend your grow season

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October in Colorado typically brings major weather swings. Cold snaps are often short lived and then followed by days--even weeks of very warm days. Because of the short growing season in Colorado Springs weather forecasts are watched closely by gardeners. "We hoping things can be extended," said Good Earth Garden Center, Owner, Kyle Fisher. 

It is about do or die for gardens.The right precautions can prolong the life of gardens. by weeks, The advice is plan ahead and cover some your garden favorites before the cold moves in to the area.  You can buy frost cloths or old bed sheets will work. "Getting a nice pocket, so the cover goes all the way to the ground and you create a layer of air inside.[It] is really going to help," said Fisher. When the cold breaks, pull the covers.

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