Green Thumbs: Notes of a difficult growing season – Hanover, MA – Hanover Mariner

Avoid composting tomato foliage or any other leaves which may have been diseased. To rejuvenate depleted garden plots or improve poor, heavy, or sandy soils, spread several inches of organic material in the form of shredded leaves, well-decomposed manure, compost, and peat moss over the surface; top-dress with lime, wood ashes, or gypsum and turn all the amendments into the soil with a digging fork or a tiller. A thorough fall cleanup, conditioning, and turning of the vegetable garden will ensure an earlier planting season next spring and hopefully Mother Nature will provide better growing conditions.

via Green Thumbs: Notes of a difficult growing season – Hanover, MA – Hanover Mariner.

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