Lasagna garden in raised bed
Hi, I've had a vegetable garden before, but, I am going to plant my first "raised bed" organic veggie garden.
My question is: If you do "lasagna gardening" (layering with newspapers, green and brown materials, top soil, etc.) do I need a composter?
Does the "lasagna garden" method actually become a composter on its own?
Please help. People say you can throw newspaper, and then anything you would throw into a composter (kitchen scraps, etc) and then more newspaper, etc and it will decompose on its own.
Will it smell?
How long does it take to decompose?
Am I better off with a composter?
Confused.... Would LOVE any and all advice.
By the way, I started my seeds indoors. Organic seeds. Evertying is sprouted and ready to go in a bed. My raised bed is made of cedar and redwood -- no treated wood.