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Round-up ready weekend

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Catherine Idzerda
March 16, 2012

Every spring the Tall Man says, “Don’t mud it in!”

He’s referring to the practice of mucking around in your garden before the soil is dry enough to work with.

Walk around on that soil too early, or start turning it over, and the moisture in the soil and the cold—when it eventually returns, and it will, believe me—will turn your garden bed into a concrete block.

That’s the worst-case scenario. If the warm weather continues—and that would be a miracle on par with the loaves and fishes—you’ll have a head start on the garden.

Try and remember that it’s only March 17. The last frost date is almost two months away.

Still, I’ll expect every self-respecting gardener to be out in his or her yard this weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend?

I’m going to serve a Round-Up cocktail to the garlic mustard in the woods.



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