Monday, February 26, 2007

Lasagna Gardening part 1

Patricia Lanza
Before I get all the stuff together to make the layers of this sheet composting (aka lasagna gardening), let me see if I can give you a preview of what it is supposed to look like.
Alright, found a site where they go over it step by step:



starting the first layer with garden refuse.





I've been offered materials and I will go around to ask the nearby Starbucks and Scooters for their coffee grinds. I just had the bright idea to ask the two nearby grocery stores for their cut up veggies..
To be continued...

6 Comments:

Blogger Robbie said...

Ingrid, that looks so cool. I've recently rediscovered how much I enjoyed cooking for myself and others. What are you going to grow?

1:53 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Robster, I should do a post on what I intend to grow. I am going to try out companion planting including using herbs and flowers for minimizing/warding off bugs and such. Hey..your name shows up in blue, does that mean you're online in the blogosphere again?!! I'll check it out. And I bet you love to cook (for others, ha!).. I might have to ask you for some favourite recipes now the weather is getting warmer again ..
good to see you buddy! as always.
Ingrid

2:36 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

That is too cool! I may have to try that myself.

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Blogger Julia said...

Hi Ingrid, I found your site doing a search for Lasagna Garden method. I am a Carleton student (Social Work). I am a bit jealous that you get to live where it is warm! It seems like we had snow two weeks ago. Gardening season is way too short in Ottawa.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Hey Julia, welcome! Never had the pleasure of a Carleton compatriot visiting! You're taking Social Work? How many more years? Is it undergrad or grad? I was just inspecting my two gardens and my one lasagna garden is growing out of style! I hear your pain; the only thing you can really grow in Ottawa are tomatoes and some other veggies but I did not try those when I still lived there. I guess pumpkins are out of order!! lol
Through one of my friends from Constance Bay do I get the scoop on Ottawa weather. That and my yahoo page where I have a weather blurb from cities in Canada, US and the Netherlands. Somehow knowing the weather makes it seem closer, don't ask!
I just got a new digital camera which I have to figure out how to use and then I'll try to post before and after pics of my lasagna gardens next week,
have a good weekend and thx for visiting!
Ingrid

7:30 PM  

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