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3. Front Yard (Third Vegetable) Garden

First dug in and established in 2009, I’m VERY much looking forward to not having to dig anything this year! All I’ll have to do is my standard adding in the compost and manure, but I won’t have any sod to lift and I couldn’t be happier!

20×13ft.

2010 Plans

Again this will house the tomatoes and squash, but I’m moving the squash around a bit, and putting in potatoes where I noticed the soil was the most hard and compacted last year (if there’s one thing potatoes are good for – other than eating – it’s busting up really tough soil). Corn and beans will also be here, as will tomatillos.

An outdoor organic garden located in Nelson, Canada, kelly's 3. Front Yard (Third Vegetable) garden [archived] currently contains 0 plants.

This is a Vegetable garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 6b. It has mainly Combination soil and receives Full Sun light.

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Can you give me a better description of what exactly the “lasagna method” is or perhaps a link to more info? I have several new beds that I need to make and I’m looking into what’s the best methods.

Posted on 07 Dec 08 (over 10 years ago)
kelly

kelly

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Canada4a

Sure thing. If you go to google and search up “lasagna gardening how-to” (or something similar) you’ll get tons of info (and as many different varieties of the method). I read up on it here:
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/1999-04-01/Lasagna-Gardening.aspx

Basically, lay down cardboard or newsprint (kills off the grass), organic matter (leaves, compost, grass clippings, etc.), more newsprint, more organic matter, and keep going until you have something approximately 1ft – 2 feet high (mine wasn’t as large, the snow came down before I had a chance to finish).

It’s my first year trying it, and since my layering isn’t too high I’m a little worried it won’t work as well, but in the very least it’ll kill off the grass if nothing else (leaving a large mess for me to clean up on top of that), but you never know!

Posted on 07 Dec 08 (over 10 years ago)

Thanks. It sounds like it has potential. I’ll be watching yours. I may also try starting a bed that way, although how long it takes for the bed to be ready to plant would be my big concern. Sounds easier than trying to dig into my nasty clay soil.

Posted on 07 Dec 08 (over 10 years ago)
kelly

kelly

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I’m plagued with the horrible clay soil too, which is why I’m desperate for anything! By the sounds of it, you do this in fall (I’m a little late on that) and it’s ready to go for the spring.

Next year I’ll be sure to be on it more diligently, that’s for sure!

Posted on 08 Dec 08 (over 10 years ago)

just came across your garden, thanks for the info on the ‘lasagna’ method also :)

Posted on 26 Oct 09 (almost 10 years ago)
kelly

kelly

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You’re most welcome LScully02!

Posted on 01 Nov 09 (almost 10 years ago)

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