What Is Best Organic Material For Overwintering Garden Plants

Question From: M. Berna - Elgin, Illinois, United States
Q: I can till either shredded leaves, straw, grass clippings, or peat moss into my raised beds this fall to overwinter. Whatever I use I always cover with a deep cover of leaves that I remove in the spring. Which would be your choice? I am in zone 5. Thanks

A: Grass clippings and shredded leaves would be my choices. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy