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Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 06:06 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Very interesting forum! I like the idea of the lasagne gardening.

This is what my garden looked like last summer.

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This Spring I want to start planting. I don't think my back will be able to get through much digging. Other than hiring a local high school wrestling/football team, do you think lasagne gardening would work?

Do I have to leave the beds alone for a time before I start planting?

I'd be grateful for any suggestions.

Sue Central Maine z4
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Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 06:44 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Sue, this method would be PERFECT for you....
And you can use it to plant THIS year too.

I will look for the article I saved about this method intitially, but I recall that it was a lady who ran a bed & breakfast and did not have the time, etc to have the benefit of a glorious garden.

So she used the corrugated cardboard to establish her walking paths. Then began with lots and lots of the newspapers, leaves, grass cuttings, compost,layered it. Then she topped it with a heavy layer of soil, then mulched the whole deal. It made planning the garden a breeze!

And that same season she had a fabulous garden. Then the only digging you do will be with a small trowel...to place your seedlings!

And make sure the soil around that is well blended compost, soil, peat, etc.

So I will look for that article and post it here for you......hope this helps!

Carolyn SC Zone 8a
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Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 07:04 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Hey Sue: I saved the lasagna site for future reference. Here is the addy:
http://www.lasagnagardening.com/heck.html
I think that would be perfect for you. Almost too easy!

Jodi, ONT, Z4, Great White North
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Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 12:26 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Can one use the colored glossy part of the newspaper for layering or adding to the compost or pathway, etc.?

Karalyn Idaho Zone 6

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