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Q.I Have An Annual Vegetable Garden But Will Not Be Planting Next Year. Do I Need To Do Anything To The Ground While Fallow?

Zone Hockessin, De | lseckman added on August 1, 2022 | Answered

I usually plant a large vegetable and fruit garden each year but because of a planned very busy summer schedule next year I will not have the time to tend to it. If I leave the ground fallow for a year, are there any steps I should take to keep it plantable and help it to not become completely over run with weeds?

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Answered on August 3, 2022

I would DEFINITELY recommend solarizing it for a few months.


After this is done, I would recommend amending the soil with compost to give it a little boost before time to plant.


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