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By this point in the growing season you are either off to the races with a winter garden or your are looking out at something that looks like a dried up mess that was once a garden.
If you go the route of shutting up shop over the winter, there are some things to consider.
Your soil is the most important part of your garden and it has to be protected. If you don’t care for your soil properly than you are going to struggle to keep a good garden. In the summer we all recognize that the sun can do damage to our plants and soil if we are not careful.
Does the sun go away in the winter?
You still should cover your soil with something in the winter. Whether it be hay, straw or some sort of tarp, ti will help. This will keep your soil from being damaged by things like erosion and severe weather. That top layer is so important.
Originally posted on SHTF Preparedness