expanding garden question

have about 300 sq ft lawn area i am converting to vegetable garden. have put down cardboard and newspapers and covered with about 3 inches of shreaded leaves. anything else i should do before the snow arives?
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snipped-for-privacy@theShire.org wrote:

if you're really looking for more work you can dig along the edges and put down a barrier so that surrounding grasses and weeds cannot keep sending runners and roots into your garden. the plants underneath will still have viable roots for several years. the surrounding plants will gladly send their roots into this space to get to the moisture and nutrients and they are very good at finding gaps to push through.
heading that off will pay off later. :)
otherwise, give it a shot of water if it is dry out, that will help keep the leaves in place when the wind comes.
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gaffertheShire wrote:

Sounds more like converting to a landfill than a vegetable garden, come spring just rototill and you're essentially ready to plant. If the ground is dry enough you can rototill now, then you'd need only a light rototilling prior to planting in spring. I can tell by your writing style that you're the lazy type but what you're planning for a vegetable garden will create a lot more labor, not less.
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snipped-for-privacy@theShire.org wrote:

No. In late winter add N: 18.37 lb. chicken manure/ 100 sq.ft. (2.88 oz/sq.ft.)
P: (rock phosphate) 3 lb. / 100/sq.ft. (.48 oz/sq.ft.)
K: Use one gallon of ashes per square yard on loam to clay-loam soil, and half as much on sandier soils.
Then cover with fresh newsprint or card board, and top with more mulch.
In April, use a dibble to make holes in your garden for planting seed or seedlings.
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On Nov 14, 6:21 pm, snipped-for-privacy@theShire.org wrote:

A soil test for pH and gross nutrients.
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