I bought the book "Lasagna Gardening" by Pat Lanza. I got it used for $3.00 on half.com--love that website for books and cd's.
The concept is very appealing to me because I don't like to dig but I love to garden. I plan on trying out her layering methods around most of the inside and outside perimeter of my vegetable garden fence which is about 60'x40'.
I've been gathering newspaper, leaves, my own compost, cuttings from our property, and all the rotted straw, hay and horse manure I can wheelbarrow back and forth across the street from the my neighbor's rented horse barn. I will probably have to buy some compost as well.
She recommends alternating layers of organic matter with peat moss in between each layer.
Is using peat moss environmentally irresponsible? She doesn't give an alternate other than the peat moss.
Any thoughts, hints, advice on the lasagna garden method would be appreciated.