mounding around stems

shlomiesdad(very hot, very dry)September 14, 2009

I plan on using Lasagna Gardening this year at my elementary school. I plan on laying a newspaper base and laying on bags of leaves and grass clipping from the city gardener.

My concern is adding material while the plants are growing. I know I can get away with it with tomatoes, potatoes and corn.

What other vegetables and flowers will not suffer from having compost added around their stems?

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Ray_Scheel(z8b/SS31 E. TX)

Squash and cucubrits can also tolerate it; in fact, mounding is recommended in areas with Squash Vine Borer issues. Peppers and eggplants also tolerate it. For the rest, as long as you leave a few inches around each plant, you can still fill between and simply flatten that square out after harvest is done.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2009 at 4:06PM
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rj_hythloday(8A VA)

Well put, you can top dress any thing as long as you aren't going right up to the stem.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2009 at 7:14AM
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