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November 30, 2013 12:00 AM

Gardener’s almanac (Nov. 30)

Storing mowers and other power equipment – Before storing mowers, tillers and garden tractors for the winter, run them out of gas or treat gasoline with a stabilizer to keep it from deteriorating, Ward Upham of K-State says. “If using a stabilizer, run the engine long enough for untreated gas in the carburetor bowl to be burned and replaced,” Upham writes in the Horticulture 2013 newsletter. “This is also a good time to replace the oil (and filter, if present), since the engine is warm. Check and replace the spark plug if necessary. Some gardeners will also apply a light, sprayable oil into the cylinder through the spark plug hole. Check and clean air filters and replace if necessary.

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