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.

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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
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