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Nicole Alderman wrote:I'd continued documenting since this post....and then it snowed. So I started filling a 5 gallon bucket in our garage, to keep it cool. I figured the snow would melt and I'd be able to dig it in soon. BUT NO! The snow still hasn't melted, and my bucket was full and there was nowhere for the new compost to go! So I used a snow shovel to get down to the mulch, then dug the mulch out and put some of it in a pot. Then filled the hole with the 5 gallons of compost. Put the mulch on top of it, and then covered it with snow to help keep away winter-hungry creatures...and to make the garden bed a bit prettier.



I've been using this method for 2 years, and I really like it! It seems to always create my happiest gardens.  These squash were watered I think twice during the (abnormally hot) summer, and did fantastic. I give credit to Ruth Stout composting!
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Happy squash, taken July 27th, that I only watered twice even with tempuratures over 107F
Happy squash, taken July 27th, that I only watered twice even with tempuratures over 107F
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It grew all the way across and doubled backward! (Taken September 22nd)
It grew all the way across and doubled backward! (Taken September 22nd)
 
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