Video:What is an Organic Lasagna Garden?with Angela Dawn
Lasagna gardens are easy to make, a great way to recycle, and chemical free. In this how-to video from About.com, find out what a lasagna garden is and why it's great for organic gardening.See Transcript
Transcript:What is an Organic Lasagna Garden?
Hi, this is Angela Dawn with About.com coming to you from Moon Lake Trading Company in Mentone, Alabama. Today I am going show you what a lasagna garden is.
Overview of a Lasagna Garden
Lasagna gardens are very easy to make and inexpensive. The term lasagna refers to the organic layers compiled in the garden. One of the great things about lasagna gardens is how easy they are to start and maintain. The process only takes around 45 minutes to an hour when creating a 4 foot by 8 foot garden. You do not have to dig up weeds or till any ground.
What is a Lasagna Garden?
The garden begins with a bottom layer of either newpaper or cardboard to help break down and kill the grass underneath. This also creates a nice place for earthworms. They help help to break up and till the soil you will be creating.
The second layer consists of brown. Brown is hay, dead leaves, peet moss, or something that will absorb water. The next layer is a layer of green, which is compost, waste vegetables, grass clippings and so on.
The gardens are usually 18-24 inches high. You can start a lasagna garden at any time of the year, but fall is booming time to create. There are a lot of organic materials around at this time, and you can let your garden break down through the winter, so it will be ready by spring time. Lasagna gardening is a great way to go green because you are recycling organic waste. It uses just a quarter of the water used in a classic garden, and it is chemical free.
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