What you can’t see….

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A foot of dry leaves covers my garden beds, buried now under snow. The leaves won’t blow, nor the snow. And I will harvest carrots, turnips, and all matter of other root veggies under the snow and leaves, where the soil is soft. In spring I will pull the leaves back and once again will discover the richest, most fertile black soil you’ve ever known.

Behold.

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About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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