Buckwheat and a honeybee

A cover crop of buckwheat, planted after harvesting potatoes sustains this honey bee and the soil.

This isn’t the weather for getting hands into the cold, damp soil. It’s a time for reading seed catalogs, and books about theories and techniques.

Its quiet time to consider fresh ideas and make plans to improve our landscapes — our entire yards. And how to improve the soil seems a good place to begin.

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