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Ragweed harvesting season

Ragweed harvest

It's ragweed-harvesting season in our neck of the woods! No, I didn't go out looking for this source of biomass --- it grew up quite naturally in the parts of our garden that haven't yet been cultivated.

If you catch ragweed as it's blooming and just before it goes to seed, you can use the cut plants as mulch around perennials. This year, I opted to merely pile the stalks up in the center of the garden to compost in situ. More organic matter in a garden is always a plus!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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