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Tue Feb 09 2021, 13:29
planting is soon to be here, I normally sow my first seeds on the first of March So, I'm making preparations now, cleared all the junk out of the greenhouse got some compost from B+Q now I'm just waiting for the weather to get warmer, Its pigging freezing today,

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Tue Feb 09 2021, 14:47
I covered my beds and shrubs/pots with sawdust.

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Tue Feb 09 2021, 17:21
I've not heard of that before, what does that do ?
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Tue Feb 09 2021, 17:25
Spreading sawdust around the base of your garden plants can prevent weeds, help retain moisture, and keep roots cooler—all the benefits of mulch without the high price tag! Just be sure to add a nitrogen component to your garden as well, in order to prevent nitrogen deficiency in the soil.

A great way to add nitriphen and phoshates is urine, in a 10/1 ratio with water (The salt in urine isn't appreciated by the plants).
So slash in a watering can!

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Tue Feb 09 2021, 17:41
ok gotcha, Start of the gardening season 709307421
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Tue Feb 09 2021, 22:16
Tom,
Months away for me yet. We are under a freeze warning. It was -31 ( -40) when I checked this morning. I think they had heavy snow in the Maritimes. Keep your lad busy. I mulched loads of leaves last fall and put them on top of my perennials. Will have to see if it has helped. Not see the soil since November.
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Tue Feb 09 2021, 23:17
I went into our garden for the first time this year, the other day. I only ever see it through the window.
Anyroadup, I noticed there's hardly any grass left! It's all moss!
Well, it looks green and well-kept (from a distance)! Rolling Eyes
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Fri Feb 12 2021, 13:10
today is cold but sunny so, I thought, Ah I'll turn over the soil in my veg patch, bad idea,,, ,the ground is like concrete, Ah well. back in the house, I go



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