Prepare for garden - Knowledgebase Question

Forest Hills, Ne
Question by pratibap
November 24, 2009
What can I do during the months of Nov & Dec to prepare to grow vegetables for the growing season? Is there something I should be doing to the soil this month?


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Answer from NGA
November 24, 2009

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The best way to prepare the soil is to first dig out any weeds or other vegetation and then spread a 4-5 inch layer of organic matter over the top of the bed. Leave it in place all winter. It will help suppress weeds. You can use compost, aged manure, shredded leaves or any other organic matter available in your area. In the spring dig it in to a depth of 8-10 inches (the depth of a shovel blade). After amending the soil with organic matter, rake it smooth and plant. Best wishes with your vegetables!

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