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Old October 21, 2019   #15
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Originally Posted by greenthumbomaha View Post immediate need is for a looser soil to plant garlic in within the week. It would need a significant amount of amendment, and apparently a handful is not a viable material.
Bummer , bummer, bummer I thought I had some black gold for free,

- Lisa
Gather fallen leaves, and/or go around to your neighbors' curbsides the night before trash pickup and snag their bags of leaves. (I've rented a U-Haul to do this. My very embarrassed DH demands we do it after dark.) Spread a thick layer of leaves on top of your garden. Soak with water and lay cardboard (remove all tape) on top with a few rocks to hold the cardboard in place. Let sit all winter, then remove cardboard and plant garlic in the spring. Or plant garlic in pots & transplant in spring. Cardboard, leaves & rocks are free.
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