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1/4/12 7:41 P

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In containers, I would. In my gardens & yard for that matter, I don't rake my leaves or the dead growth, I let it cover my ground, which actually produces a richer & more moist soil in the spring, when I do rake. So, you might actually put a layer of leaves or dead grass on top of the pots, before you cover them. Then before planting, definately "stir" the soil.

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You could use cord or bungees to tie the plastic around the top of the pot.

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I have a bunch of plastic I can use. Usually wind comes with the rain. That's the trickier part.

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Any time water runs completely through the pot, nutrients can be leached out. So covering them would be a very good idea.

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1/3/12 11:07 P

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I would think it does to some degree. I would cover them.
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Do I need to protect my good soil from heavy rains?

I have a container garden. Some of the containers have good soil but no plants (yet).

Does the heavy rains leach out the nutrients?

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