Thought the gardening season was over?! In Back to Eden gardening, Fall is the perhaps the most vital season to give your garden some extra love and care. Just like in nature when leaves are falling and nourishing the soil in the fall, now is also the time to put your woodchip covering down before the winter.
Today we are going to share a simple but important fall Back to Eden Gardening to do list that will ensure an amazing and successful coming gardening season!
FALL BACK TO EDEN GARDEN TO DO LIST:
1. PUT THE COVERING DOWN
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Be kind to your baby soil and cover her with a living blanket this winter! Adding to your covering will act as a slow release fertilizer, enriching the soil with rain and snow during the winter month for better gardening in the spring. It will also help the ground temperature stay warmer for your winter crops and fruit trees. Not tilling preserves prevents the loss of topsoil and allows living microbes in the soil critters to cycle nutrients and maintain fertility. Add about 4 inches of woodchips to your garden plot. If they are not composted now they will be by the spring!
It's so easy to weed in woodchips! In fact, when you put the covering down, it will do the weeding for you! Make sure when you add your covering to add at least 4 inches of woodchips to smother the weeds. Put down newspaper roll or cardboard first if its a new garden plot. If you just add a thin layer of woodchips over a weed infested garden plot it will actually make your weeds grow bigger!
3. KEEP COLD WEATHER CROPS MULCHED
In Paul Gautshi's gardens and orchards in Sequim Washington winter is mild enough to have a winter garden! Due to the soil warming benefits of the mulch covering, even with several inches of snow and below freezing temperatures Paul's grows root vegetables like Beets, Carrots and Potatoes, Greens like Kale, Spinach, Cilantro and other cold weather crops. Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Asparagus, Peas, are some of the hardy winter vegetables that can endure cold weather. These should be planted in the early fall in order to grow during the winter months.
"The beets in my Back to Eden garden this fall were absolutely enormous! And they were still sweet and tender?!"
- Mark McOmber, Back to Eden Film Gardener.
4. WATCH BACK TO EDEN DVD BONUS FEATURES
Paul Gautschi describes how to use woodchips in depth in the Back to Eden Film Bonus Features including Frequently Asked Questions about The Covering and Soil Preparation. It's an invaluable resource for new and experienced gardeners! Gift Back to Eden DVD today and learn the secrets that got millions of people to love gardening.
BACK TO EDEN GARDEN SOIL PREP TOOLS!
Spreading woodchips is a still a breeze with a strong and reliable razorback rake. You'll will save your body from aches and straining by making spreading mulch easier. Click on the image (right) to see more about our recommended gardening rake.
Shoveling woodchips can be time consuming, but using a deep scooping mulch shovel will save you time and energy. Click on the image (right) to see more about our recommended mulch shovel.
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