Lasagna Gardening How To – GardenFork
Lasagna Gardening How To – GardenFork
No Till Lasagna Gardening takes compost, cardboard, yard and food waste and makes garden soil. Watch our video and learn how to build a no till lasagna garden bed in about an hour. Get our Email News: http://www.gardenfork.tv/sign-up-for-our-email-newsletter
Lasagna gardening – aka sheet mulching, sheet layering, or no till gardening – builds layers of compost, aged manure, cardboard, newspaper, kitchen waste, yard trimmings, leaves, etc. and makes garden soil basically. Its a good way to start a garden bed on top of existing grass. This is why its called no till gardening. The cardboard layer on the bottom kills the grass, and you don’t have to till up the grass and soil.
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So can you lasagna with have broken down compost and then just make sure to have some totally broken down soil on top?
That looks like hay not straw !
Cost me a fortune to do this at my allotment
Great ideas especially the supermarket visit. Want to make sure the wood timbers are not railroad ties soaked in creosote or some other toxic chemical. They kind of look like that might be the case.
ive been putting cardboard in any time i get some. was it only supposedto go on bottom??? yikes ive built 3 large stacked block beds 3.5 blocks high, lots of cardboard.
Just to mention.. you dont need to buy anything. You dont have to use what these guys used. You can use what you have on hand. Just do thin layers of the brown and green. And so no one gets confused.. that compost they used was NOT done. It was baking. Not compost but composting. If it is still warm, it is still breaking down and "making". Just saying.
It is easeir to wet the cardboard in a tub before putting it down…
Lol… I have skipped everything and just used the soil from Mother Earth for 30 years and never had an issue. Just trying to save people some time.
That was not the best way to layer a raised bed. That uncomposted material is too close to the root zone unless they are gonna leave that bed sit cpl months otherwise nitrogen will be leached from the root zone. These guys were just too cheap to buy enough already rdy soil to be used as the top layer thru the root zone for early plants. He did say to do this in the fall for r next spring without the top soil is an option but truly that is best practice with this method. What they did rushing it putting on top soil is gonna yeild lackluster results this season
Do you have to water this over the season? Similar to no dig gardening?
You said "light dressing" but didn’t say what it was.
Acer un montón de compost y una vez que este hecho rellenar la jardinera la naturaleza es más savia que las modas que seguís
We started one 30 days ago and the growth is phenomenal!
Bad move using manure
That was easy if you can save the materials before you start composting
In your comment section, you easily explained what I didn’t understand watching every video on this. I’m a newbie to composting since I bought a new house. Thank you!!
If it’s steaming then it’s killing all good microbes and worms aren’t eating the vegetables ecc..
Adding chemical fertilizer may actually kill the microbes. The dirt should have everything it needs of the compost is aerobic, which it looks like it does from the steam.
What I do not see is earth worms and egg shells.
Make sure your bed has drainage at the bottom so it doesn’t become moldy.
worms on top layer B-D worms on bottom layer >B C
Funny how raw vegetables are called compost here.
Can I use dead pine needles instead of straw?
Bag guy is intense. Very aggressive.
It seems silly to say but that was a very exciting video, I love the way you use all of the different components to make an excellent growing environment, bravo
Patricia Lanza (author of Lasagna Gardening) loves your video. Thanks you.
Is the cardboard chemically treated? Is the ink on the cardboard, and the stickers, toxic? Anything you add to the garden where you’re growing food, you really need to be careful not to add things that could leech toxic chemicals into the soil, which may end up in the food you’re eating.
1000 dollar raised bed.
This seems very similar to Back to Eden.
Just wondering the old veggie u added won’t they realise the seeds and regrow the vegetable y out used
You have an Awesome compost pile!
This is just too much work and honestly unnecessary. Lay a ton of organic material in there, however you want, quick and easy in the fall. Come spring it will be ready. Simple and just as effective.
A big thank you from Spain. I’ve been doing this for 4 years on top of what used to be a pile of builders’ rubble and I now have a thriving organic garden. You just confirmed that I’ve been doing it right. This method really works very well, I now have dark, almost black water-retaining soil full of earthworms where before it was a kind of light clay that crusted over when it rained. I don’t have space for a compost pile so I just add kitchen refuse as a layer and it works just as well.
Nice job. I do the same – permaculture
Greetings from Poland
Correct me if I’m wrong but does this mean that a traditional compost is a waste of time if you can just bury all your biological waste in your plant-boxes below a few centimeters of normal soil?
WORM, WORMS WORRRRRMMMMMMSSSSSS
Can you just put the cardboard over grass or do you HAVE TO remove the grass first?
“A light dressing" “a scattering” “a pinch”. OF WHAT?
To mention too. They didnt put enough material in the bed. Raised bed means that it is up higher. With around 18 inches of layering, you might get 6 inches when done. If you put soil on to plant.. you WILL have to do it again to raise your bed up higher. So fill your bed to top and heap the top soil above the sides of the bed because it WILL shrink down to average 1/3 of the total. Just saying to save alot of work later if your planting anything besides annuals.
It looks like too much fertilizers.
what’s under the cardboard? My bed is 3 ft tall and 8 ft long by 2 ft wide.
Don’t you have to worry about WEED seeds in the straw?
Looks more like hay than straw.
what kind of soil is on top? aged vs fresh manure …what makes the difference?
A pinch of what ???? Please, you did’nt tell
It’s horrendous to see good food being thrown onto compost rather than being given to a food bank
Great video, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.