Protect your garden beds over the winter and prepare for next year by improving your soil. Soil building is an important component of organic gardening and the fall and winter are perfect times to add organic matter that will feed your plants throughout the year.
We will discuss:
· Final harvests and how to know when to say goodbye to your summer plants
· Overview of soil health, benefits of organic matter and soil testing
· Choosing cover crops, how to plant them and when to chop them in
· Using composting mulches to protect garden beds, encourage soil critters and add nutrients
This class will be outdoors with hands-on activities. Please dress for the weather and messy garden soil.