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Tending to that thirsty garden plot


It is about the time of year that people get to thinking about a garden plot in the back yard. Surprisingly, the clay soils found in this part of Montana are quite conducive to growing many vegetables in spite of the age-old idea that the darker the soil, the better things will grow in it.

So first, get a spade and dig up or rototill your plot of ground. If the ground has a lot of clay in it, maybe add some peat moss to it. In fact, peat is a good addition to most gardens a lot of the time.

Old-time area gardeners have probably already planted their potatoes and peas. A good rule of thumb i...

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