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Garden Progress

Thursday, January 09, 2020

A few weeks ago I gathered more than 30 bags of leaves put out at the curb for “green recycling” so I could enrich my garden’s mulch level.... today I emptied all those bags and decided that I needed more, so I drove around and helped myself to another 35 bags worth ... it took 2 van loads full but I’ve unloaded them...

I’ll still need to empty those bags, but ever since I read a book by Ruth Stout, who gardened faithfully into her mid 90s just by using ridiculously thick mulch layers, I’ve been an ardent follower of her technique, and I really do use a LOT of mulch... It really does help keep weeds down, AND also really helps with moisture retention, which is. A big deal in our Texas summers.

And it was surely nice to be outside in our south Texas sunshine today.... SO HAPPY!

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