Raised beds in winter?

Asked December 5, 2012, 5:46 PM EST

Do I need to put down a layer of mulch or compost for the winter or can I just cover with plastic sheeting? I'm in a wheelchair and have trouble moving dirt and such

Washington County Oregon raised bed gardening horticulture

1 Response

Thank you for asking about your garden. Organic mulch or compost is generally good for the soil, can reduce weeds and increase moisture retention come summer. It isn't required, though.