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Post  Mr. Green Jeans on 2/9/2013, 6:22 pm

Curious to see how those of you in cold weather climates winter your garden .....Cover it with something? Cover it with a Winter crop (winter rye, for example)....Other thoughts?
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Post  GWN on 2/9/2013, 6:40 pm

Hi there
I covered most of my SFGs with an old tarp that I cut to size and stapled down.
Quite a bit of the rest of my yard I covered with fall RYE, which had sprouted before the cold weather came.
What do you do?
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Post  camprn on 2/9/2013, 6:41 pm

Cover crops are not recommended for the SFG.

If I am organized in the fall I pull all the dead or past prime plants and will incorporate the fresh compost into the mix. Then I plant my garlic and grey shallots before the ground freezes. After the ground freezes is when I try to put mulch of autumn leaves or a cover of branches over the garlic and shallot beds (to reduce heaving risk). Then I forget about the garden for a while. I do nothing special for the other beds.

All winter I am building on the compost pile. Come spring thaw, the compost gets turned. Then it's time to garden again.

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