Environmental Problems

End Of Season

Anonymous added on August 24, 2011 | Answered

After my gardening season is over, I was wondering if putting an old carpet over the soil would hurt/or help anything. Our winters can be pretty harsh and I would like to know if this would help anything? This soil has a lot of sheep manure in it for fertilizer. I would remove this in early spring when I could begin digging the soil.

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Answered on August 24, 2011

Once everything has been harvested for the season, pull up all the leftover plant debris and either discard it or place it in the compost pile (provided it's all healthy--i.e. free of pests or disease). There really isn't any need to cover the soil with anything. Once the soil warms back up in early spring, you can start amending the soil for the round of crops.

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