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When winter months arrive, you know it's time to protect those plants. You know, you can garden all winter and all year round if you do a little bit of protection. Its not always too cold out there, but when the weather gets harsh, it ends up causing difficulty to your plants.

So what you might want to do is go out and protect them with some materials that are available all over the market. You find it in packages. You might find it in bulk rolls. It's called the floating row cover. Nice name. Simple name. The are two different types of row covers that you could use. One is a real lightweight one which you could use quite a bit in the springtime when things are warming up and you still need some air circulation and a little bit of frost protection.

It gives you several degrees of protection from an actual freeze but may be four. That's all about what you get out of it. And if it was going to be really cold then you might want to add two layers of this if that's what you want to do. Then you'll have it ready for springtime also. There's another size, though. When it's going to be really nice and cold. This is one that will take you down much further and so you'll get at least six may be even up to eight degrees protection.

Some people claim that they get more protection than that. So this is a nice thick floating row cover. You can notice the difference between the two varieties clearly. The latter being thicker for increased protection. Very effective and you know what? They last for years if you take good care of them. You can fold them up every year. Fold them up as you like. Put them away. You'll have them again for next year.