Improve Your Soil for Next Year

Gardeners are always thinking ahead! This growing season isn't quite over yet, and here we are thinking about 2023. 

Improving your soil organically takes some time, and we have time before we're ready to plant next spring. So what can we do?

Adding purchased compost to a garden

Add Compost

I think this is the easiest and most important way to improve your soil. 

Simply apply a layer of compost and turn the soil to mix it in....

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Mulching Your Garden

It's a good practice to mulch your vegetable garden. The benefits definitely outweigh the drawbacks of extra work and extra expense. 

Mulch is a layer put on top of the soil and its purpose is to block weeds and keep the soil moist. People sometimes think of mulch as an organic substance, like compost, wood chips, or straw. It can also be a layer of plastic sheeting, cardboard, or newspaper. Personally, I prefer to use an organic...

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