Today John the Farmer is preparing the beds for spring .

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This to be the first installment in a series of organic farming tips .

1) A sheet mulch of cardboard is put on the soil to preserve soil moisture and prevent weeds from coming up

2) A thick mulch of leaf litter is put on top of this>

3) Branches are placed on top of this to prevent mulch from blowing away. Also to keep the ducks from compacting the soil.

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