Call us crazy but we are building a new sharing garden and it’s May, our busiest month of the year. We plan to grow lots of squash and zucchini, some overwintering crops and start a seed-saving program in the new garden. And we already have two new volunteers signed up to grow there!
Building a Lasagna Bed – Step by Step
- First, we had an organic lawn care company deliver cut grass that we spread over the beds, as our first layer of nitrogen rich material.
- We wet these base layers with the hose to help activate the good micro-organisms and so that our base layers would be moist (with all this dry weather, it’s essential).
- Then we put down a good thick layer of cardboard.
- Next, we added food waste from TAO Organics off Lonsdale–the shredded veggies leftover from juicing will break down quickly to create a layer of compost in place.
- With each new layer, we watered again.
- Then we added layer of spent bedding from a horse stable.
- Finally we topped it all off with 6 inches of soil. Now we will have soil that is rich and alive–perfect for heavy feeders like squash and tomatoes.