One Way to Rejuvinate a Garden Bed


| 8/21/2017 9:54:00 AM


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Adventures of Old Nebraska Dave 

The official start of fall cleanup has begun at Terra Nova Gardens. Bed number 12 has been rejuvenated for winter rest. Bed 12 had the first harvest of sweet corn. Now it's on to beds number 10 and 11. They contain more spent corn stalks as well as cucumbers and squash. They are still producing abundantly, but I've got so much squash, eggplant, and cucumbers that I don't need any more.  No one really wants squash and eggplant. Next year I'm cutting back on those plants and planting just enough for my use.

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The first thing to do is remove all the corn stalks and other plant debris. I just threw it over the fence for now. When the time is right, I'll pile it all up in a compost pile for the winter. 

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Then I dig out a trench that's a spade's width wide and a spade's length deep. The dirt from this trench is put into a wheelbarrow for use on the last trench.




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