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The zone two vegetable garden

October 7, 2012

Around two months ago when I decided permaculture was the way to go, I realized quickly that looking at the big picture was gonna make me bat poop crazy!  I thought that I would go with the flow and see how much I could accomplish by the time the ground freezes, which here in Michigan is around the end of November if we are lucky.  After that it’s seed catalogues and planning what we are doing in the spring.  Image

I am the kind of person that likes having several projects going at the same time, much to the consternation of my husband, I also like the feeling of finishing a project so things do tend to get done.

If you look at the picture above you will see the main veggie garden which is in zone two a bit further from the house.  I am putting it to bed for the winter.  This entails feeding it some compost and putting a straw blanket over the no till beds.  As they say in permaculture COVER THE EARTH!

  1. Sharon permalink

    Hello Micki! I had GREAT results last year putting compost, then cardboard, then leaves, as you suggested.
    I have an area that isn’t being used right now I’d like to cover asap. I have compost and cardboard but no leaves.
    Any suggestions?
    I have a bunch of grass clipping, would that do?

  2. So happy it worked for you Sharon! Yes grass clippings will work till the leaves arrive. Let us know how it works for you. And thanks for following!

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