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mounding around stems

Posted by shlomiesdad Eilat, Israel (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 14, 09 at 14:17

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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RE: mounding around stems

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.


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RE: mounding around stems

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


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