Did you rake leaves this weekend? Use them to protect your herb garden

by Connie Oswald Stofko

If you’re like the folks in my neighborhood, you were raking up those dry autumn leaves during the beautiful Western New York weather this weekend. But I hope you didn’t set those leaves out to the curb just yet.

Instead, use those leaves to prolong the productivity of your herb garden.

Caesandra Seawell, garden manager at the garden at City Honors School in Buffalo, also known as Pelion Community Garden, shows us how they use a thick blanket of leaves to insulate their herb gardens. She offers lots of interesting tips along the way.

Next week we’ll have another video where Seawell will show you how they use a grow tunnel to grow leafy vegetables such as kale, and root vegetables such as carrots, during the winter.

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2 Comments on “Did you rake leaves this weekend? Use them to protect your herb garden

  1. I too mulch with leaves, and she is right, parsley is pretty reliable to return. I am trying rosemary this year. “Thyme” will tell.

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