13 February 2011

Get Ready for Winter

Dig over garden beds that have been harvested and add compost.

Think about resting a bed, as was the old practise before the days of over -fertilizing, and planting a green manure crop such as oats for the winter. This can then be dug back into the soil to add nutrients and give new life to a worn-out veggie bed.

You'll find plenty of information on green manures online. It's one of those old, old habits that modern day gardeners are realizing actually does work. If you haven't tried it in your garden, do. The loss of one bed for a year is worth not having to over-use fertilizers and the improvement in soil and growth for years to come.  You'll find punnets and seeds for green manure crops at your local nursery or you can buy them online.

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