Friday, November 5, 2010
To Turn or Not To Turn...
We've always turned some of our plant remains into the soil to add back some nutrients for upcoming years. It's my hubby's experience that tells us to do this and we've never known to have a problem with the practice. However I picked up this book at the library - Month-By-Month Gardening in Georgia and it says not to turn. The reasoning is that the plants from this year can harbor pests and disease to carry into next season. That certainly makes sense but again is totally new to me. Seeing as we've had so many problems with pests this year, I think we will err on the side of caution and actually remove all of this years plants.
As to the book itself, I picked it up looking for a garden fix even in November. I love it. It has all sorts of things to keep me busy year round. I also noticed that there is a new addition out, which might be added to my Christmas list!!