Well this is the time of the year when I will tuck most of my beds in for the winter, other then the one that I plant fall/winter crops in! There are many things to do in the fall but to me the must important thing to do is soil preparation for next year, The soil is the "Heart of the Garden".
There are at least four factors to consider in selecting a soil amendment:
- how long the amendment will last in the soil,
- soil texture,
- soil salinity and plant sensitivities to salts, and
- salt content and pH of the amendment.
Remember each plant that you have planted has had its fill of a lot of the minerals and vitamins that are in the soil. So its our job to help replace those key elements so we can get the best out of our garden next season. Some people will plant a cover crop, which with my bed that I have kept open for fall/winter crops that what I will do but with the others I believe I will just use good old "Black Gold and Other Soil Amendment"!
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So for us simple folks here is a recap:
- Test your soil, to see what it is missing and what type it is
- Locate the type of Amendment you need for your garden (free/organic is best)
- Work you Amendment into your soil
- Tuck your Garden in with a good layer of mulch, (leaves, bark, news paper, etc)
- And let God do the rest, "He Promises"
"You must keep all earthy treasures out of your heart, and let Christ be your treasure, and let Him have your heart." ~ C.H. Spurgeon
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