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I Cleaned Up Our Vegetable Garden

December 4, 2012

Listen to smart vegetable gardeners and they will tell you:  “Clean up your vegetable garden before winter to help control insects and diseases next year.”

Since I have learned a great deal by following the advice of smart vegetable gardeners, I cleaned up all remaining “summer” veggies (like peppers, tomatoes, basil, etc.) last week.  I also mixed compost into our Georgia clay while I was at it.

Old tomato plants should not be left in your garden over winter

Old tomato plants should not be left in your garden over winter

Turning your soil helps reduce over wintering diseases and insects.  Add some compost or ground up tree leaves while you are at it

Turning your soil helps reduce over wintering diseases and insects. Add some compost or ground up tree leaves while you are at it

We are still eating our “winter” veggies, so I did not clean up those areas.

So put on your winter jacket and get some exercise cleaning up your veggie patch.

 

 

 

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