I didn’t intend to write about gardening on my blog, but this is interesting … Lasagna Gardening … it has nothing to do with pasta and everything to do with layering.  I first heard about it on the Local Roots website AND learned that they are offering a class March 5th on this non-traditional style of gardening.  So, if you’re in the Wooster, Ohio area and this interests you, you might want to check out the Upcoming Events at Local Roots for more details.

There are books published on this no-digging type of gardening, as well as information on the internet on sites such as Mother Earth News and Our Garden Gang.

One of the best things about lasagna gardening is how easy it is. You don’t have to remove existing sod and weeds. In fact, you don’t have to work the soil at all.  Lasagna garden is less work-intensive, fewer weeds, better water retention, less need for fertilizer, soil that is easy to work: crumbly, loose, and fluffy.

You can put anything into a lasagna garden that you’d put in a compost pile:

  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Fruit and Vegetable Scraps
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Tea leaves and tea bags
  • Weeds (if they haven’t gone to seed)
  • Manure
  • Compost
  • Seaweed
  • Shredded newspaper or junk mail
  • Pine needles
  • Spent blooms, trimmings from the garden
  • Peat moss

I’m thinking alpaca manure would make some great layering material – I must give this a try!

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