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Post  bigblue94 on 11/1/2017, 7:52 pm

Hello everyone another year gardening is done time sure flies. Living here in the UP of michigan winter will be here soon was wondering is it ok to cover my boxes with plastic or tarps to keep clean and help with thawing out in spring any suggestions thanks
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Post  sanderson on 11/2/2017, 2:36 am

I would cover with something permeable like weed fabric. It should help keep weedy seeds out but allow water in. If there is a big rain for any length of time, you could add a tarp. What say others?

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Post  trolleydriver on 11/2/2017, 8:44 am

sanderson wrote:I would cover with something permeable like weed fabric.  It should help keep weedy seeds out but allow water in.  If there is a big rain for any length of time, you could add a tarp.  What say others?
My winter climate is probably similar to your's BB94. I do NOT cover my SFG beds but maybe they would do better the following summer if I did cover them for the winter. I don't get a lot of weeds and the ones I do get are easy to pull out. I do put a thick layer of straw over the garlic and strawberry squares.

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Post  bigblue94 on 11/2/2017, 8:19 pm

Not worried about rain just the 2 or 3 feet of snow
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Post  trolleydriver on 11/2/2017, 11:36 pm

bigblue94 wrote:Not worried about rain just the 2 or 3 feet of snow
Yup that and more is what I get for snow. Good thing we get some melt during the winter or it would be 14 feet deep.  Very Happy

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