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By Brianna Wray
The Times 

Gardener's grove

Preparing the garden for winter


November 14, 2019

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Raking leaves is good exercise for the body and good food for garden beds; a classic win-win.

EARTH-Now that we're in the thick of November, we are confronted by the turning of the wheel. Daylight savings time has knocked us back an hour. The golden summer days, and the crisp fall air is just about to give way the all-out cold of winter.

Before the holiday season takes hold, gardeners have a few days to put their gardens to bed and prepare for next year.

Saying goodbye to this year's garden makes space for dreaming of the future. Next spring, I'm looking forward to doubling the garden's square footage by using a power tiller to cultivate the back end of the yard.

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