Yesterday I was reading Chicken Scratch . Jocelyn blogs about ALL THINGS HOMESTEAD...and she shares lots of projects.
She shared a photo of her front yard beds she just put in...and talked a little bit about lasagna gardening ...before heading into GOAT LAND! (she love the goats)
Anyway-- I've heard about lasagna gardening. I've read about it on several blogs through the years. Lasagna gardening is layering newspaper, cardboard, leaves, grass clippings and dirt and planting in it. Most people that have done it...RAVE ABOUT IT!
But really haven't tried it. I have tried this...
they work great here in Texas especially for winter months... for summer months too, but they tend to heat up since it is just a big compost mound, you know?
while reading Jocelyn's blog... I got an idea.
I don't have the money to pay someone to haul topsoil into my yard and dump it. So what could I do...?
Hmmm, well, I have these boxes we moved from the side garden where the potatoes and corn are planted.
For another post later, I'll tell you why I'd rather plant in boxes or raised beds. But for now... I had a box.
I've been filling it with grass and leaves.
I started adding layers.
Next I added the grass and leaves back into the hole I dug...
Finally, I put the dirt back on top of the compost (leaves and clippings)
Basically, I dug my topsoil up and made it topsoil again! :)
Now like Jocelyn... I can finish planting my veggies and let the roots enjoy the nutrients underneath the soil!
So I had to do a bit of digging...like I did with my Hugelkultur bed.
Then a bit of layering like LASAGNA style gardening...
and now, What have I got to lose?
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say Rejoice.
~ Philippians 4:4