Sometimes it is interesting what people are looking for when they land on your page. Here are a few questions that people had according to my Statcounter, along with the answers I have for them today.
- When to mulch garden? Well, for this time of year I would wait until we have had frozen ground, or at least until a few hard frosts have passed over us. The reason is simple, even though it is pleasant to work outside while the sun still shines and the air around is holds a bit of warmth, the rodents aren’t yet done finding their homes for the winter… and a newly mulched garden seems made just for their good pleasure. “Why thank you good mum, good master! How thoughtful to have me cozied up to your own house with ready made garden plant munchings for my winter repasts… thank ye, thank ye”, you may almost hear them chattering.
- Is peat the same as peat moss? Well as I answered here, in my “I (heart) Peatmoss” post, NO.
- Sweet gum leaves good for mulch? Yes, they make wonderful mulch, but you may want them without the little seedballs. Or not. I forgot to add the Sweet Gums, which I do grow, to my tree list. So I think at some point I will make a whole post on this, one of my favorite trees… with seeds or seedless
- Dirty talk journals? OK, it’s not what you think. It’s actual dirt…soil.. you know, growing medium.
- Raking leaves Ohio? Oh yes. We do rake the leaves here, and I haven’t started yet, but today is perfect to start. Sunny, dry, golden October day (and one of the last). time to get the rakes and leaf shredder out and collect those leaves in earnest.
- Leaf rotted soil conditioner? My advice is “make our own”. Here is how: mulch leaves and pile in the vegetable garden or add judiciously to an extra compost pile just for the task, but you can make it according to the experts advice if you want.
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