Snow Cover is Great for the Garden

Each season Ken and I look for an early snowfall.  If we are lucky cold follows snow and the snow continues to pile up.  While this does not make everyone happy, gardeners rejoice.  Why?  The snow acts a s a blanket to insulate the ground, and slow the frost creeping down,  The warmer soil means microbes stay closer to the surface and the earth’s warmth can actually slowly melt the snow from below so good …

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Winter Returns – for Good!

Winter returned this week, and it looks like it is here for quite some time.  After a beautiful warm fall that forecast of -11 for a low on next Tuesday sounds pretty cold!       We got some snow, and Ken and I would like more.  the snow acts as an insulating blanket to slow the frost going deep into the ground.  One year we got early snow and the ground really did not …

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