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Holiday Newsletter 2006

Growing your own vegetables can save some $$ on the grocery bill, but sometimes growing a garden is as spendy or more spendy than buying produce from market.  The benefit though, is knowing you can grow your own food.  I'm in favor of less grass and more vegetables which can be mixed nicely with flowers and anchor plantings.

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-- Newspaper - keeps weeds away in your garden. As you start planting, put layers of wet newspapers around the plants, overlapping as you go. Cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic, but are less likely to get through wet newspapers.
-- Kill Weeds With Black Plastic.  To rid your flower bed of all the weeds and wild onions that come up in the spring, simply put black plastic over the ground for about 2 days and then remove it and rake up the dead weeds. It is now ready for planting your flowers. If you prefer, you can also leave plastic and cut circles through it to put plants in. Then no worry over weeds in the summer.

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