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Asked on Mar 13, 2019

How should I prepare my vegetable and flower gardens for planting?

SusanCindyNan W.


I live in the Denver, CO suburbs. When the snow clears next week, what should I do?

3 answers
  • Nan W.
    on Mar 13, 2019

    Susan: I think you have another storm on the way!

    But, maybe this will start your dreaming:

  • Cindy
    8 days ago

    Hello Susan. Begin preparing your garden by removing any old plants and root systems. Then it's time to till the soil. A rototiller does a quick job turning the soil. If you don't have a rototiller, you can always use a pitch fork and a lot of elbow grease. Break up the clumps of soil as you go. I make my own garden mix with one-third top soil, one-third manure, and one-third sand. I use the sand for water retention. Mix these 3 ingredients and add them to the garden. I also add used coffee grounds from the entire winter. Next it's time to put in your plants. Hope this helps. Good luck Susan.

  • Susan
    7 days ago

    Hi Cindy,

    Thanks so much for your suggestions. I will follow them.


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