Prepping Raised Beds for the Winter

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Vegetable garden at the end of the growing season.

Vegetable garden at the end of the growing season.

It’s time to put your raised beds TO bed for the winter. On the latest episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath explains how to renew their vigor, protect their nutrients and avoid turning them into a sea of weeds. Plus, some handy tricks for avoiding basil blight, and your fabulous phone calls!

Question of the Week:

I’ve heard you talk about adding leaves to raised beds. I want to add compost to my raised beds instead, but I’m leery of buying bulk compost because I fear it may have originally contained treated grass clippings. I found bags of ‘raised bed soil’ in a big box store; I’ve copied and included the ingredients portion of the label. Do you think this would be a good addition? I also have some peat moss and thought about adding it to the beds. Would that be OK?
Henry in Ambler, PA

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