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Post  ezela 11/14/2021, 2:22 pm

Should I cover my 4’x4’ beds with a hard cover?
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Post  OhioGardener 11/14/2021, 6:42 pm

Welcome to the forums from SW Ohio, Ezela!  I either cover my beds with straw, or plant a cover crop of Winter Rye. I never leave bare soil exposed.

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Post  sanderson 11/14/2021, 8:38 pm

Ezela, welcome to the Forum. Solid covers are not recommended by the SFG Foundation. After cleaning out the summer crops, amend the beds with more compost to return the height back up to where the Mel's Mix started. Then, cover with something permeable that will allow in rain water and snow melt, such as bedding straw, dead leaves (though they may contain weed seeds depending on where they were gathered), weed fabric, old sheets, curtain sheers, etc. Some people use pieces of cardboard or newspaper (although I don't know where one can find newspapers anymore).

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Post  Scorpio Rising 11/17/2021, 5:51 pm

Welcome!  I amend and I buy the small bale of straw from TSC.  It is certified noxious weed free! I don’t have a lot of square feet…
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Post  sanderson 11/18/2021, 2:30 am

Tractor Supply sells smaller bales ? That's great.

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