Ask a Question forum: Not Planting this Season...Raised Bed Care

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West Hills, California
Apr 8, 2018 5:44 PM CST
Had a sweet raised bed garden last year with two beds of vegetables. I have decided not to plant this Spring because we will be out of state for three months during the summer. Should I do anything to the soil, plant some kind coverage or should I fill the beds with anything? Will probably plant some herbs and dark greens in late August when we return to SoCal. Thanks!

Sorry, I posted this in the wrong thread to start.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Apr 9, 2018 7:34 AM CST
Hi and welcome to NGA!

You should plant a cover crop. I found a site that gives a list of the best adapted crops for your area.
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