Anyone try Lasagna Gardening?
Has anyone tried Lasagna Gardening for outdoor beds? I have some slightly raised garden beds for vegetables that I layer and do not till, but no flower beds done that way.
I was thinking that it might help in places where the soil is too hard to dig. Ours (clay sand mix) is so hard we have to dig a tiny hole and pour water in it and let it soak in to make the soil soft enough to dig out. That has to be repeated several times to get a hole big enough to plant in. I cannot do this any longer. It must be done for trees, shrubs and bulbs, but maybe other plants (mostly herbs and vegetables and maybe a few perennials) can be grown this way. I wonder if I can combine swales to catch the water with Lasagna beds on the uphill side for easy planting.
I can see that it would be easy and workable in a damp location, but I am wondering about the dryer parts of the country/world and does the Lasagna bed dry out too fast and require more water than planting directly in the clay/sand soil?
Lee AKA Fireraven9
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