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[Tomato Dirt #295] How to winterize your garden
November 02, 2023

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 23

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: How to Winterize Your Garden – It’s More Than Just Clean Up

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When you know how to winterize your garden, you do much more than clean up a late season eyesore.

You invest in next year’s crop.

Think of winterizing as taking the first steps in getting started with vegetable gardening in the spring.

And you needn’t take your winterizing steps all at once.

Undertake them one at a time over the weeks after you harvest your crop.

You can even extend these tasks into the early winter months.

Here are 10 simple tips for winterizing your garden so you give yourself a running start next season…

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Start a Compost Bin (or Add to Yours) This Fall

Compost: there’s a reason it’s called “black gold.” Adding compost to your soil is the single best thing you can do for your plants.

And you don’t need to pay top dollar for this amazing soil enricher. You can create your own compost right in your backyard using simple kitchen and garden refuse.

The best way to do that is by using a compost bin.

Building and maintaining a compost pile is the surest, easiest way to become a better gardener. And it’s great for the environment.

Not only will you be producing the best possible food for your garden, but by watching leaves, eggshells, orange rinds, and grass clippings become transformed into rich compost filled with earthworms and other soil creatures, you'll help re-use resources that you might otherwise throw away. Check out dozens of different kinds of compost bin models offered to Tomato Dirt readers from our friends at Gardener’s Supply – and choose the one that works best for you.

More on Winterizing Your Garden

How to Get Started With Fall Garden Clean Up Fall Cleaning Checklist for Your Garden 1: Remove Tomato Plants Fall Cleaning Checklist for Your Garden 2: Remove Tomato Supports Fall Cleaning Checklist for Your Garden 3: Turn, Burn, and Mulch

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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