Tips For The Organic Gardener: The Two Most Important December Tasks!

December is a slow month for most growers, but there are two key activities that organic gardeners should focus on this month:

Soil Preparation: December marks a critical time for soil care. Organic gardeners should enrich the soil by adding compost or well-rotted manure, which not only improves soil fertility but also enhances its structure. This is essential for providing a healthy foundation for next year's plants.  Tip: Try adding Organic REV and our liquid fertility Eco-Organic to your beds as your prep for Spring.  The combination will replace depleted soil carbon, bacterial biomass and key nutrients - priming your soil for explosive growth when it is time to plant.

Additionally, this is the time to conduct a soil pH test and make adjustments as needed with organic materials, ensuring the soil is at an optimal pH for the types of plants to be grown next year.

Plant Protection: With the onset of colder weather, protecting existing plants becomes crucial. This includes mulching around the base of perennials, shrubs, and trees to insulate roots from freezing temperatures. Organic gardeners should also consider using burlap or garden fleece to shield vulnerable plants from frost, wind, and snow damage. Also, December is a good time to prune certain perennials and remove any dead or diseased plant material, which helps prevent the spread of pests and diseases.

Remember that watering with REV encourages root growth and improves immune response - making plants heartier and better able to withstand the challenges of the Winter season.

These activities are vital in December to maintain a healthy, productive organic garden that's ready for the upcoming growing season.

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