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By Carol OMeara
Colorado State University Extension Boulder County 

Gardeners, get ready for planting

Series: Carol OMeara | Story 14

March 31, 2021


Super saturated soil is heavy, and tilling or turning it when wet can result in compaction that will be hard to reverse later.

Spring in Colorado brings out the best in gardeners, who've been pining for the warm, longer days of the growing season. We revel in the first hellebores and crocus to bloom and spend every warm day outside doing what few chores we can.

Spring in Colorado also brings out the worst in gardeners, because in our zeal to Get Things Growing, we engage in soil preparation. And when the soil is this...

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