UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Monthly Tip

Winter Soil Health

Tip description
If you are not growing anything special in your vegetable and flower beds, now is a good time to build up the soil health in anticipation of spring planting. Covering it with mulch will hold in moisture, moderate soil temperature, and help prevent germination of weed seeds. Organic mulch (not rocks or plastic), Compost, or manure spread on top will slowly break down over time and feed the soil and beneficial soil organisms. Another way to keep the soil healthy is by planting cover crops.
 
More Information: Soil Health
 
Months applicable
  • October
  • November
Category
  • 1. To-do

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