Tip of the month!
Clean up those gardens. A good Fall clean up can make for a much easier spring! It also reduces weeds, disease and garden pests that like to overwinter in plant debris. Pull out those spent plants and weeds that got the better of you and through them into the compost pile. If you have some compost ready you can add it to the soil now or wait until spring. However, I do not like to leave my soil bare and naked all winter. As mentioned in my previous newsletter planting a cover crop helps prevent erosion of your beautiful garden soil and keeps nutrients from running off never to be found. I'm throwing down some clover and oats this week and crossing my fingers that they will grow despite the frost. Last year my cover crop stayed green all winter long.