Fall Garden Feeding

Did you know one of the best times to feed your soil is in the fall? Yeppers! Think about it, for the most part plants are going to sleep, they don’t require a lot of nutrients this time of year. So consider giving your garden a good thick layer of compost to breakdown over the winter.

Don’t just put the compost on top of the soil. You will want to layout it out think and then turn it in to the soil. This will keep up good airflow over the winter and give the compost time to break down and feed the soil.

What you can put in your garden to compost over winter?

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Raw veggie scraps
  • Coffee grounds
  • Newsprint
  • Anything that is not toxic or does not contain fats and oils to attract critters.
How think do you layer it on? Good question, initially I like to put 3-4 inches of already composted materials in the garden. As the season progresses, I will add more to that. Hopefully being able to turn it in (read as, hoping the ground isn’t too frozen.).
Then during the spring when everything is waking up, I will use Authentic Haven Brand Manure Tea to feed the new plants to get them a jump start to a strong root base, disease and pest resistance.
Happy Fall!
Light, Love and Peace!

2 thoughts on “Fall Garden Feeding

  1. This is excellent! When I first started composting, I didn't think it would work in the winter but it does … brilliantly! I really like the idea of turning the entire garden into a compost bin. It also alleviates having to mix in composted soil in the spring … so it's a time and energy saver. Nice!

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