A Peek into the "Lasagna Method": Lasagna for vegetables

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A Peek into the "Lasagna Method"

By ge1836
November 28, 2014

I call it the Lasagna Garden. I started it in March 2009, not realizing it needed a year for the newspaper and compost to cure and decompose the sod beneath. This new garden is 35 feet long and 25 feet wide.

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Name: Kate
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Dec 10, 2014 7:05 AM CST
I did this all the time in VA for my veggie gardens/pumpkin patches/sweet potato patches/etc...I sped it up by peppering it with compost, then covering it with thick, black plastic and cooking it all summer. By the end of the summer, it was ready for fall veggies...the sweet taters were sort of a sacrifice because they helped aerate the soil without having to double dig it, and they made so many tubers anyway! Add a heavy mulch over the winter, and the next spring, it was ready for planting and remained relatively weed free throughout the season.
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Dec 10, 2014 7:08 AM CST
The heavy plastic cover sounds like a great speed up idea. If I ever Lasagna again I will use it.

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