Lasgana Garden

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Registered: 05-04-2012
Lasgana Garden
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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 9:50pm

Has anyone ever done a lasgana garden. I have been reading about them and I thought I would try it. this may sound silly but I started it in an empty bathtub. Any one try a small garden that way?? If so how did you keep out pest like mosquitoes, beetles, ants, blue fly green??? I want it to decompose so I hate to cover but I probably should, right??

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 10-22-2012 - 9:35pm

Hi Jean!  We have thread about lasagna gardening somewhere here.  With the new software, I'm not sure if I can find it right now. 

I'm a proponent of using recycled materials to keep down weeds, packing a LOT of crops into a small space (like the Square Foot Gardener endorses, and like the native Americans did it.  Yes, they planted corn, beans and squash together.  The beans feed the corn, the squash shades out the weeds, and

Plants that work together stay together!

 

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Tue, 10-23-2012 - 12:10am

Hi Jean, I think it was me who started the thread on lasagna gardens, but I can't find it either. Hopefully the people who posted will see this thread and post again, because there was some good info provided. I do have a lasagna garden, but it's my flower garden, not a veggie garden. I think putting it in a bathtub is fine, you can go as small or as big as you want. I don't know about covering it though, I've never covered mine, but I have heard of people covering theirs for a couple of weeks. I guess it would speed up the process a bit, but it is an ongoing process. I love mine. It was completely overrun with weeds, and now there are very few. It's a lot less work, and no chemicals!

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Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Fri, 10-26-2012 - 10:57am

Here's a great article about the lasagna method.  I used it in my hosta garden in the late 90's and it was beautiful!  

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/1999-04-01/Lasagna-Gardening.aspx

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 11:22am

On a similiar note, I have planted quick flower beds directly IN a bag of potting soil, just by cutting slits in the bag and covering the finished product with pine needles.  It worked out really well!   

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 12:39pm

I saw a lot of ideas for planting directly in a bag of potting soil on Pinterest, and I think one for planting in haystacks. I was going to try planting tomatoes like that but never got around to it. Next year for sure!

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<p><span style="font-size:medium; font-family:'andale mono', times">On a similiar note, I have planted quick flower beds directly IN a bag of potting soil, just by cutting slits in the bag and covering the finished product with pine needles.  It worked out really well!   </span></p>