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RE: RE: sod< leaves now lasagna bed


That is an excellent graphic Maria.  The internet can be so entertaining
while you learn new things.
Kitty


> [Original Message]
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 1/1/2003 6:09:38 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] RE: sod< leaves now lasagna bed
>
> Great reference, Maria!  Thanks!
>
> Blessings,
>
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Maria Olshin
> Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 4:37 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] RE: sod< leaves now lasagna bed
>
> There is a very good graphic at
> http://205.147.231.111/uof/lasagnagardening/heck.html
> that explains the technique. An added benefit of this method is that if
you
> toss a few worms into the new bed, they proliferate like mad. I'm not sure
> if I inoculated the bed or the lasagna attracted them, but there are
hordes
> of wrigglers there now.
> Maria
>
>
> > 
> > It's a garden bed constructed like you would put together a lasagna dish
> (in
> > layers).  The book Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza got the whole
thing
> > going.  Excellent book, I borrowed Jesse's copy.  Basically, you start
w/
> lots
> > of newspaper and raw materials.  You wet down the newspaper and lay a
> thick
> > layer over the sod. then a layer or straw, grass clippings, garden
> trimmings,
> > green kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, leaves, peat, sawdust, manure -
> whatever
> > you have and just lay it down in layers.  Newspaper, peat, more paper,
> grass
> > clippings, etc.  You generally end up w/ a bed between 12 and 18" high
(it
> > will settle some over time).  I edge mine w/ cinder blocks just to keep
it
> > neat, but you can use anything you like.  This creates a very nice,
nearly
> > weed free raised bed.
> > And it's a LOT easier on the back than double digging rock hard clay and
> > amending w/ compost, lava sand etc.
> > It's a GREAT idea and I have grown my best crops of peppers ever in my
> lasagna
> > bed.  I add shredded leaves to it every fall and it is enriched by the
> kelp I
> > use on the peppers all summer and fall.  Basil in this bed grows chest
> height
> > and quite bushy!  No fungal problems either.
> > Does that help??
> > 
> > Pam
> > 
> > ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> > From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
> > Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Date:  Wed,  1 Jan 2003 15:00:36 -0500 (EST)
> > 
> >> Okay, since I'm sure there are plenty on this list who will say there
is
> no
> >> such thing as a dumb question, here goes...What exactly is a lasagna
bed?
> >> 
> >> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> >> 
> >> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> >> --Albert Einstein
> >> 
> >> --- On Sat 12/28, Pamela J. Evans < gardenqueen@gbronline.com >
> wrote:From:
> >> Pamela J. Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gbronline.com]To:
> >> gardenchat@hort.netDate: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 09:46:55 -0600Subject: RE:
> [CHAT]
> >> RE: sodYou can plant a lasagna bed the same day you build it.  Wish
y'all
> >> could see my cardinal convention right outside this window!!  :-)
> >> 
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> > Kemp TX/zone 8A
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