Harvesting Cool Season Vegetables

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November is a great month to harvest crops such as cabbage collards, beets, rutabaga, broccoli and cauliflower. There isn’t much planting that can be done this month, unless you want to plant a cover crop to enrich the soil. However, another way to enrich the soil and keep the weeds down is to rake fallen leaves from lawn and use them to cover the garden with a two to three-inch layer of leaves. In the spring when preparing the garden for planting, work the leaves into the soil, if they haven’t already decomposed. There they will break down and feed the new crops.

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Shawn Banks, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShawn BanksCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Shawn E-mail Shawn N.C. Cooperative Extension, Carteret County Center
Updated on Nov 30, 2020
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