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Ensuring a Productive Fall Harvest  RSS feed

 
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I'm a first-time organic gardener and am now picking some of my first summer veggies. I would like to plant some veggies for the fall, but was wondering what I should do in terms of fertilizer or mulching to ensure a good harvest.

Any tips will surely be helpful.

Thanks,
Zym
 
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What are you planting?

Take a soil test. Amend accordingly. If you're too acidic / compact , lime your area, or use gypsum.

If you'd like to try a lil 'soil creating' I'll always suggest sheet mulching a few new areas on your property. What sorta space are you working with?

Here's a small one for example, at a rental property earlier this year:
http://livingwind.tumblr.com/post/3442366547/first-sheet-mulched-bed-of-the-spring-georgia

Here's a larger one, for my friend:
http://livingwind.tumblr.com/post/5826357801/new-sheet-mulch-suwanee-ga

Provide a base layer, find/source tons of clean (no herbicide,toxins) organic matter. Brown leaves, grass clippings (excellent nitrogen source), worm castings, finished compost, manure, old straw (bales that have sat for months/years), rock dust (minerals), river sand, finely-grated hardwood chips.

Below is a fairly current photo of his area, just to give you an idea how sweet (nutrient-wise) this configuration can be...

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