We finally got our first real snow of the season recently and it is beautiful. My husband is especially excited about all the nitrogen fixation occurring in our garden. When we started gardening, I was surprised to find out snow was actually a huge benefit to gardeners. We use plenty of chicken and rabbit manure to enrich our soil over the winter months, but it’s always nice to know God is helping us in other ways too!
Preparing a Back to Eden garden for winter takes some work, but it saves us time and effort in the long run. One of the main principles of any organic garden is not adding any artificial fertilizers to the soil. However, gardening is not a zero sum game. Vegetables take nutrients from the soil and these nutrients need to be replenished in order to continue producing crops. Continue reading