|spring garden peas|
Sunday, June 1, 2014
One of these days, I'm going to collect all the materials to build a thick and proper lasagna garden. But for now, the goal is to do take some action so that my raised beds aren't a fallow sitting duck, just waiting for any and all weed seeds to drift on in and take root. Typically, by the time I'm ready to transplant my seedlings, my beds are filled with dandelions, shotweed, and creeping charlie.
This spring, I started by weeding the garden well, adding a thick layer of compost and manure, then topping it all off with a thick (and it needs to be thicker than it is in the photo above) layer of straw. Below, when I'm ready to plant, I'll be able to pull out the mulch and simply plop the seedling in the soil. We'll see if this method reduces my weed-pulling time and how it lasts the season! Do you "no-till" or use a lasagna gardening method? How does it work for you?