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Starting lasagna garden in the winter

Posted by strandbe z4 MN (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 21, 14 at 18:29

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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RE: Starting lasagna garden in the winter

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


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