I have a surplus of TP rolls in my storage shed (I tuck them away all year round for starting seeds) and seeing as how in my area we have super long growing seasons I have been playing with the idea of doing a cold season garden. We hardly ever get frost and if we do it's very very light. If I can do this (with cold hardy stuff like lettuce, broccoli, snow peas, cabbage, maybe kale) what should be my first precaution's?
Also I was transplanting my pepper's this last weekend and noticed a stinky smell like manure and stagnant water coming from the hole where the peppers had been. My bed's drain wonderfully and I had even recently cut back on how often I watered as the season is winding down. I made the bed and filled it with lot's of soil and manure at the beginning of last winter, allowed it to all set in together then planted this spring and had a lovely crop. Now I'm wondering why it's so stinky. The plant's all seem to LOVE it, the worms must be migrating from the neighbors yard because they have just exploded in population thanks to this one bed. I planned on adding some half finished compost to it and tilling it all in before planting it again this winter but I don't want to waste the compost if the soil there is bad. What is wrong here?