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October 18, 2012 - Janet DelTurco
This is the time of year when there is a lot of heavy work to be done. Yesterday I unloaded 400 lbs of compost/manure from the back of my truck and into the garden. Now I just have to get it spread. As I clear each plot of all plant material, including those pesky tiny weeds, I spade it over and add a bag of good stuff to sit there through the winter. It looks nice and the rain, snow etc. will get it washed into the soil somewhat ready for spring planting. I have cut down my prairie sunflower and pruned back a lot of thorny stuff from the climbing roses, so a trip out to the city facility is in order. I saw in the paper today that that brush pile is in danger if the levy does not pass. I cannot imagine what I would do with all the garden waste if that was not vaailable. Just the finished broccoli plants alone would fill my compost bin. I am feeling guilty sitting at the computer with a cup of coffee now that the rain has stopped. I should be outside taking advantage of a nice afternoon and getting some work done.
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