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The Most Important Garden Pass-Along

By grannysgarden
August 24, 2015

We often refer to an heirloom plant as a pass-along. These are very dear to us, but there is an even more important garden pass-along, which is the garden practices and garden knowledge we adhere to in our own gardens.

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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Region: Pennsylvania
Aug 25, 2015 5:08 PM CST
Every couple of days, my dad would "bury the garbage" in the veg garden. My mom kept a big empty coffee can in the kitchen sink to catch peelings, coffee grounds, egg shells, etc. When it was 1/2 full, dad would take it out, dig a hole in the veg garden and bury it. He had the best garden in the neighborhood. We'd call it "composting in place" now. In the late fall, before ground froze, he'd open a shallow trench through the garden beds and over the winter he'd "bury the garbage" in that.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.

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