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Wheat Important for Garden Winterizing

wheat seedPlanting wheat in your garden's soil before the cold months hit is a great way to put your garden "to sleep" for the winter.

Russell County Extension Agent John Stannard explains what steps you need to take to make sure you winterize your garden correctly.

"Clean off the old vines - especially tomato vines - till that ground up, spread wheat seed on it, rake the wheat seed in, and then water it if you can or wait for rain," Stannard said. "Then in the spring, you mow it when it gets about four inches tall, till it, and plant your garden." 

Stannard says the wheat helps hold moisture, warmth and nutrients in your garden's soil during the winter.

For more information, contact Stannard at the Russell County Extension Office.

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