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Saturday, March 07, 2020 Iowegian Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

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I tried an experiment last fall. I set up hoops for a larger than normal hoop house; 7'x8' instead of 6'x6'. I tilled up the area inside, added compost, potting soil and a little sand. I then covered most of it with a thick layer of grass clippings and leaves, then topped it off with bags of wood mulch and potting soil. About 5 days ago I removed the bags of mulch and potting soil, but the grass was frozen. Today, I pulled off the grass, and the soil under it was thawed. The rest of the garden just has 2 to 4 inches of mud over frost. So This should get our early state fair plant off to a quicker start. As soon as I can get stakes in the ground for guy lines on the ends, I will put the plastic on and really get the soil warmed up.
 



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