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Try top dressing your plants with finished compost instead of digging it into the soil around the plants. Top dressing plants has several benefits, including:
* Plant roots are less likely to be burned by the nutrients in compost, since the nutrients are gradually absorbed into the soil.
* Since you won't be digging in the soil close to your plants, their roots will not be disturbed.
* The compost will act as mulch and will help retain moisture in the soil.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|