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What is a lasagana garden?

1. Lasagna gardening is all about kinds of layers.

2. The goodness of it is that you can keep these gardens anywhere.

3. Keep it in sufficient sunlight and it is fairly flat.

4. They can be big or small depending on your needs.

5. You do not need to worry about tilling up a space.

6. Simply submit the layers over the layers. Unless it happens in the right height.

7. You can use compost, compost, leaves in it.

8. Anything in it will break it and feed your plants.

How to make lasagana garden: –

The steps are simple and you can change them to according your needs. You can pile up the layers on the ground. If you want you can build sides. You can build the raised beds on the legs. It all depends on you.

Here is the basic idea of lasagana gardening. You want to layers. The first item on the list is what you keep on the ground first, then layer it all until you reach the last layer, which will be on the top.

(A) Preparation method of lasagana garden: –

1. First of all, map your area. You keep this flat surface in contact with the sun for at least four hours a day. Most vegetables do not produce good in less than this.

2. Build your side or enlarged bed, or outline the area with the wheel line.

3. For the first layer, use a thick layer of paper or cardboard. It will provide a solid base and keep weeds down. If you want to go organic, then you can put a thick layer of straw below. It would be good to use 6-8 inches to start. Reserve some straw to plce in between layers. Now wet this layer.

4. For the next layer, you can use compost or manure. the compost should be well broken down for the plants to be able to take advantage of the nutrients. Along with manure should be old. Because fresh manure contains heavy nitrogen and is considered “hot”.

5. Plants need nitrogen, but too much nitrogen can burn your plants or cause spikes in green leaf activity. For herbs, it is very good, but nitrogen has to be balanced with phosphorus for good root production in the vegetables. Now wet this layer.

6. Layer about an inch of straw on top of that. The extra straw will provide some aeration. Now wet down the straw.

7. If you want to add elements of other gardening techniques such as hughlekultur, now is the time. I add some large logs to the center of my lasagana garden and then keep the next layer above it. If using logs then wet them down well after adding.

8. For the next layer, you can use vegetable peels, coffee grounds, egg shells, or basically whatever that is newly added to compost. These will break down gradually and add more nutrients to the soil. Cover again with straw and wet down the layer.

9. For the next layer, add anything “brown”, which means carbon based. Examples are straw, shredded newspaper, cut leaves, used napkins, toilet paper tubes, newsletters, etc. If you have not used straw, add a layer. Now water the layer.

10. Now you will want another “green” layer. Vegetable peels, lawn grass, coffee ground – anything that is nitrogen-based. Are you still watering? Good! Continue to pour water after each layer.

11. Keep walking in this way, as long as your garden is at least two feet deep. If you want you can go very deep. Remember, after a while, some elements of your garden will be broken and it will not be as long as it was about to start.

12. For the final layer, you can use compost or manure (well old).

13. plant your plants!

(B) Benefits of lasagana gardening: –

There are many reasons to create a lust garden. Here are a few:

  • You can put them anywhere in adequate sunlight.
  • There is no digging, tilling, or cultivating, except when you plant and harvest.
  • There are less weeds.
  • They can be built to any height.
  • If you have a yard, then you can use all existing materials.
  • local manure and compost from neighbors can be used.
  • They can be any size you want.
  • You can use whatever materials you want.
  • There is less water is required.

(C) Consider additional issues: –

As with any garden, there are some things to consider:

1. If you are using logs, try to stay away from cherries, locusts, or anything that may be toxic. Cherry wood is bad for animals, so I had hesitate to use it with food gardens. locust is always breaking down, so it can be used for a few years. Try to stick with pine, maple, oak, and other such wood.

2. problems of insects can be reduced, but it is not eliminated. Sprinkle Cayenne pepper around to discourage raccoons, mice, and rats.

3. Sprinkle some cinnamon around to prevent fungal diseases. It will help keep things like powdery mildew at bay.

4. If you need to treat for bugs, then use a natural product like neem oil.

5. Spray the base of the plant and try to keep away from the flowers. Because you won’t to damage bees, the major pollinator of gardens.

6. If you surround your garden, use natural wood products, do not treat anything.

7. Check your cardboard for staples, tape and gum. They will not break down in a garden, if used, then it will be very slow.

8. Make sure to use straw and not hay. Straw breaks down very well, and add nitrogen in the soil. Hay takes more time to break down and there are so many seeds in it. That will grow in your garden and produce weed.

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh, M.Sc.(Bio-Chemistry), Content writer, Self Shiksha, Lcoatips, Candidviews, Quikpills and Former Research Director at NEEW

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