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Just one more flat...

Seed packets

Swiss chard seedlingsIn many ways, I'm putting the garden to bed early this year. I'm pulling out a lot of summer crops early, planting oats in their place to build organic matter while letting the tired gardeners rest.

And yet...I'm starting one last flat of seeds. Crawdads ate the roots of most of my parsley plants this summer and voles did the same to a third of my Swiss chard crop. A few seedlings started in late August will fill in the gaps and ensure our winter garden is full of life throughout the long, cold months ahead.



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