Covering the Beds

Photo credit: LawnCare by Tom

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Winter preparation is almost done here at the Veggie-Bed. After cleaning up the beds and working manure and compost into the soil, we covered the beds with black plastic.

Photo credit: LawnCare by Tom

By covering the beds with black plastic, the soil is protected from the winter rains washing away the nutrients as runoff. Another benefit of covering the beds is that it kills existing weeds and stop weeds from sprouting. When the spring comes around, the black plastic will help the soil warm quickly.

Photo by: Tom Myrick

After a quick inspection by Lucy Lou, we are moving on to cleaning the greenhouse.

Photo by: Tom Myrick

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