Making a bed for winter

Happy Thanksgiving! Autumn is here again, and now is the best time to prepare your garden beds for next year. We remove any weeds and fertilize our soil with organic matter from our farm, from grass clippings to old animal bedding or any composted organic matter. I try to chop or shred the material before applying it, and then work it into the top few inches of the bed so the worms can then do their thing. Before the snow hits it is important to cover any bare ground with a layer of mulch, or  plant some kind of a cover crop to protect from the wind and cold of winter. Just like us, gardens need a blanket when it gets cold!

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