Saturday, November 3, 2012

It is the time of year to close up our gardens for the winter.  This year has been especially bountiful because of an extra long growing season.  We all were able to get an early start on planting and the season continued well into fall.  However, now is the time to put our bed to bed for the winter.  If you haven’t already done so you have one last chance to get your hands in that soil, weed out the old plants that have rewarded you so well, turn the soil over and prepare it for the winter.  It is even suggested that you leave as much as possible of the old vegetables right in the bed for that extra composting and nutrition. Turn your bed over with the plants still in it and just think, the plants that gave so much during the summer months will still be giving all winter long.  Just as we do with our home, the time has come to winterize and close up the garden.  
Writings by Robin, community gardener

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