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By Alexandra Fitzgerald
The Times 

Putting the Garden to Bed


December 30, 2021

Alexandra Fitzgerald

The garden got the better of me this year. I always start out optimistic and start way too many seeds and then pack them into every square inch of the garden. In blissful denial about how many weeds could creep in after the first good rain, I slack on putting down any mulch or weed barrier fabric, thinking I'll have time to get it down in time. Spoiler: I never do.

This year the tomatoes grew into a veritable jungle. I pruned them back a bit, but eventually, they got out of hand as well. Soon the mulched paths between the raised beds looked like a scene out of Jumanji. You know, the one wh...

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