Are you thinking about a new garden for veggies or flowers? If you love the vision but not the reality of the work involved ... well, wait a minute. There is a way to reduce the work and create a rich garden at the same time.
I'm talking about 'lasagna gardening' – or the building of new gardens using the same kind of layering method that works with composting. First described by Patricia Lanza some 20 years ago, this technique works.
So, in this Potpourri entry, I'm passing on an article that summarizes the lasagna method well. Check out How to Create a Lasagna Garden at Urban Farm Online.
How to Grow Without Digging: A layered approach for easy no-dig garden beds (Organic Gardening)
Mix it Up – a handy list of greens (nitrogen) and brows (carbon) for layering (Urban Farm Online)
Lasagna Gardening – Patricia Lanza's book, Rodale Organic Gardening Books, 1998
Lasagna Gardening for Small Spaces – also by Patricia Lanza (describes how to apply the technique to small gardens and containers), Rodale Organic Gardening Books, 2002