Thursday, 20 September 2012

Fall Bed Clean Up hints

Even though the weather is summer-like,
 some have begun putting their plots to bed...
It's important to clean up your plot(s) no matter your
intentions for renting that plot again...
prepare the garden bed this fall the way you'd want it done for you
for a tidy winter and spring
Please weed the bed, especially the sides...this makes the spring growth spurt for the weeds slow down.  2012 spring saw 4 gardeners weeding empty beds for 3 hours...let's not repeat that.

**You can leave peas and beans in your bed--just chop and mix them into the soil**
If we all chop what we put in the compost, it will break down MUCH faster and our compost king will have a much easier job.
If you're not sure what to do with your compost contribution, you may add it to the black bins.

Add compost from the spring pile OR the ready to use pile in the compost bins. 
This will add nutrition to your plot 

Use one of the many tools we have and mix the compost and yoru garden bed soil so that the soil is loosened and the "good stuff" is mixed through.  Notice the height of the soil?  That's what you should aim for.

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