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Should I cover my garden in the winter?
Last Updated: 16th February, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, should you cover raised beds in winter?
Here are two great tips to prepare yourraisedbeds for the winter: Leave the roots. The rootswilldecompose and aerate the soil. Spread a few inches of compostoverthe bed, and cover with mulch. The mulch protectsthesoil over the winter conditions, while the compostaddsnutrients over the winter.
Beside above, how do I enrich my garden soil for winter? That way, your amendments have the winter to break downandenrich the dirt.
- Fertilizer. One of the best ways to improve soil'snutrientcontent is by adding organic fertilizer.
- Compost. Adding compost will always improve soil quality.
- Wood Ash.
- Green Manure.
Simply so, what do you do with your garden at the end of the season?
End of Season Clean Up & Cover Crops inyourGarden
- Step 1: Harvest everything still growing. I'm looking atyoutiny green tomatoes!
- Step 2: Cut down all plants. You can cut them with shearsorpull out the roots, either way it's time for them to go.
- Step 3: Add compost.
- Step 5: Clean & Store Garden Tools.
When should I cover my plants for winter?
Cloches can also be used to shield plants,orcover them in a blanket of pine straw for thenight.Plants such as azaleas, boxwoods, camellias, andholliesalso need extra protection during the winter. Add alayer ofmulch (pine bark or pine straw) around the base of theseshrubsafter the first frost.