Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hey Let's Grow

*I am participating in the Monsanto Hey Let's Grow program as a blogger this year.  Materials in this post were provided by Monsanto.  This is a sponsored post.  The opinions in this post are my own.*

I will be putting to bed our garden which never grew in the next few weeks.  I'm wondering what your process is?  You know, if you have one. 
What we do is first cut down all the growing things.  This year it'll be the 6-foot high dandelions and thistle, as well and the monstrous crabgrass.  There is a rouge pumpkin growing in there right now.  It must have come from a seed from last year's pumpkins that got composted in there because I sure as heck didn't plant it. 
After the pumpkin is harvested and the growing things that should not be growing in a garden are all cut down we fill in the garden with leaves from our yard.  This, we feel, is important for a few reasons - 1) It breaks down to add nutrients to the soil 2) It insulates the ground so that it's easier to till in the spring and 3) Acts as kindling when we burn it all down in the spring prior to tilling.
This is just one way that we prepare for planting next year.  

How do you prep your garden area now for planting next year?

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