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cpaquett@intergate.ca24-Sep-02 08:21 PM EST 8a   
Ed24-Sep-02 08:55 PM EST 5a   

Subject: overwinter
Zone: 8a
Date: 24-Sep-02 08:21 PM EST

I think this is my zone. Anyway I would like to overwinter my veggee garden and I seem to remember something about planting rye or some type of grass. For a number of reasons, to keep the cats out, so it would look nice and also to rejuvinate the soil. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for your time. Charlotte

Subject: RE: overwinter
From: Ed
Zone: 5a
Date: 24-Sep-02 08:55 PM EST

Charlotte, I'm not sure about the cat part, but planting rye, buckwheat or similar in the early fall and ploughed under later the same season is a means of incorporating humus/green manure into the soil to improve its texture for the following season.

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