by JoAnne Skelly

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October 8, 2013
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A little hard work now will yield better soil in the spring

“Feed your soil, not your plants,” is wise advice for a gardener. All successful gardens start with a soil that is rich in organic matter and plant nutrients and also allows air to move in the soil and water to drain easily. Building healthy soil takes time, so work to improve your soil now to be ready for planting next spring. Your yard is abundant with plant debris you can use to improve your soil: leaves, pine needles, grass clippings and garden remnants of cornstalks, bean plants and even tomato vines as long as they are disease-free. If you chop …

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