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hillsidegardens
Nottingham, MD

January 26, 2010
5:30 PM

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really enjoyed your article and share your observations and thoughts about wintertime in the garden, having just written an article for our Master Garden Newsletter on this same topic. I've come to love the garden in winter and snowfall is like the icing on the cake. The next time you are planning a garden bed, try covering the area with 12 layers of newspaper, soil/compost, and then 3-6 inches of mulch. Wait a few months and plant. Your husband will still have to move some mulch, but it is so much easier than digging. We haven't dug a garden bed since 1991. We axed and shoveled our way through the brick-hard clay soil of Maryland. I think my gardening career might have ended there if I hadn't discovered this new method at a local adult education class.

Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 27, 2010
2:42 PM

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hillsidegardens, I just discovered that gardening technique two years ago. . .at Dave's Garden, of course. I've been digging away, adding beds, since we purchased this house 8 years ago, and now I'm kicking myself for all the unnecessary work I made for myself! The two beds I started with the layering method are thriving and much more weed-free than the beds I started by digging out the sod. I'm a believer! BTW, I move all the mulch myself. My husband tolerates my gardens, but certainly doesn't go so far as to help me with them! :) He's gradually coming around to appreciate them, as long as I make it reasonably easy to mow around them.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! I love to hear from readers!

Angie




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