Starting lasagna garden in the winter

strandbe(z4 MN)February 21, 2014

Does anyone see any problem with starting a lasagna garden outside on top of the snow (zone 4)? I have a lot of straw for the "browns" and a LOT of "greens"/nitrogen that won't wait for spring. Usually I just toss them in a compost pile, but maybe I could save myself some spring work by making a future garden now.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The issue I see is the material acting as an insulator, not allowing for the ground bellow the area to thaw.
I would recommend placing plastic, black if you have it, on the general area for a few days prior. If your unsure if the ground is still frozen -try digging.
Good luck

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 11:23PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How protect outdoor containers in winter?
How do you protect your containers plants in winter?...
greenhouse placement
I bought a small walk-in plastic greenhouse from big...
Can I plant Winter Greens over my Newly Planted Garlic Bed?
First time winter gardening. Zone 6, Southeastern MA....
Arborvitae planting in the winter
As many already know, the cold came much earlier this...
Identification help please......
I saw this bush outside the Re-Store in Lancaster,...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™