Alex E Krasnomowitz
Alex E Krasnomowitz
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  • Spring Lake, NJ
Asked on Oct 2, 2017

How do I prepare my small tomatoe garden in the northeast for winter?

Kitty hopNancy TurnerJanet Pizaro


3 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 2, 2017

    remove and discard any debris.Next season add amendments to the soil and rotate the crop
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Once the tomato plants are done for the season, dig them up and put them in the garbage, or burn them. Just in case, you don't want to contaminate your soil for next year with any fungus or disease they could have carried. Make sure you pick up any leaves, tomatoes, etc. are picked up. Cover your garden with shredded leaves, cut grass, etc. at least four inches deep after you take care of any weeds that are around. This you will till or mix in next spring in the soil to help nourish the soil for the next plants you put it. It is straight forward, just clean up and cover.
  • Kitty hop
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Do you have a compost bin? Don't put old plants in that but good for add'l soil in the spring...
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