This is interesting and fun. I think I have grown a few of the families but now i am excited to try all 5.
Time to study some more and learn what I need to for the most success with these goodies.
I am putting almost everything away for the winter. All are cleaned,oiled and sharpened. I have kept 2 tools out for winter use- building the lasagna garden and compost pile.
The oldest-most beat up tools are staying out. The others have had handles sanded and cleaned and metal parts cleaned, sharpened and all have been oiled for storage.
The rake will come out a few times as I plant some green manure throughout the season and cut it back for manure use.
Compost, “lasagna gardening”
I added almost 60 gallons of coffee grounds to the garden yesterday. They are all over the beds and will be layered ( lasagna style ) with leaves and chips and news paper. In spring a little manure/topsoil mix will be added on top for planting and the beds will be powerful and productive.
Just saw this article on a search and liked it:
I am also building a basic Compost Pile with layers of grass, coffee grounds, leaves, soil…..
Turned the bottom to top and it should also be great in spring.
I hope to spend a few hours pulling all of the old plants and weeds ( and harvest a few wild edibles) and add them to the compost pile or maybe to a black plastic bag and water to make it / help it rot faster.
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