Now that summer is almost over. My grandchildren ask if they can put the garden to bed for the winter. We start when everything has died. It's very easy and the children love doing it, and they have fun.
This is a no waste plan. As your flowerbed died do the same thing to them. I test the ground and see what kind in mineral and levels maybe needed to the soil.
Note: I till all of this under in the spring and then it helps with the growing of the plants.
You can plant some root crops right under one edge of the plastic all winter and they will come up. But only in the milder climates, (I live in Texas). That way I have carrots and turnips all year long.
My grandchildren and family love to be in the garden. And you don't have to have a big garden to produce a bit of food for the table.
With the prices of everything going up we have to learn to use what we have on hand. Enjoy your garden!
By Marlyne J.
You make cleaning up the garden sound like so much fun! No wonder your grandchildren like to help!
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