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Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Iowegian Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

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Fall patch prep. This will be our early state fair plot. The plant we pulled was growing where the green radish/turnip crop is growing. This plot was tilled with the fork in August and seeded to the cover crop. In late October I mowed and tilled again and spread about 300# of chopped up small pumpkins. Then we added some grass clippings and leaves and covered it with compost. Then it was a half truck load of grass and leaves, bags of wood mulch and potting soil to insulate it and then covered with plastic. We hope to keep the soil from freezing too deep. In March we will clear the site and put up the hoop plastic to warm it up fast.
 



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