Fall is nearing and it is time to prepare our yards and gardens for winter. There are numerous things you should address before the weather takes a potential turn for the worse, so we will briefly discuss a couple of these items..
If your vegetable garden is going to sit dormant over the winter, think about planting a cover crop like Fall Rye. Fall Rye can be planted from September to early November. Sow after you have cleared your garden plot of all plants. The additon of a cover crop can improve soil drainage, increase nitrogen, increase microbial activity, choke out weeds, and help with soil erosion.
With the temperature beginning to drop, now is the time to start thinking about protecting your garden for the winter. This means putting a layer (up to 3” deep) of mulch on the soil. Things that can be used for mulching are...... MORE