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5 Steps to Winterize Your Vegetable Garden

Clean up. Remove all the debris from summer crops (it’s great to use in your compost pile). …
Test your soil. Now that your garden is empty, it’s a good time to do a soil test for pH levels and mineral content. …
Plant a cover crop. …You can plant bulbs a few inches apart, cover lightly with mulch (fallen leaves for example will add needed carbon to the soil)
Protect your soil. …(add more leaves when temperature drops)
Reflect and plan: assess what works, what didn’t and why. For example, which crops had too much sun or too little sun? Which crops did not grow well next to others in the past year? Keep a log of what you planted & where so you will know how to better plan after harvesting.

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