lasagna gardening

The better way to grow your own food – lasagna gardening

Of course, growing a garden with fertilizers adds toxins to our food.

Not good.

But I did not know that tilling the earth is just as bad for us:

Tilling disrupts and inverts the soil. It tears apart the delicate fungal strands running through the ground, both buries and unearths bacteria, and wreaks havoc on the structure of vulnerable soils.

Source: http://theprepperproject.com/tilling-evil/

An all-around better alternative to tilling might be “lasagna gardening”:

Lasagna gardening was borne of my own frustrations. After my husband retired from the U.S. Navy, we began our next period of work as innkeepers. When the demands on my time became so great that I could no longer do all that was required to keep both the business and the garden going, the garden suffered. I’d plant in the spring, then see the garden go unattended. I needed a way to do it all.

Just when I was about to give up, it happened: a bountiful harvest with no work. I’d planted, late again because of a late spring. And again, when the seasonal demands of the business began claiming all of my time, my plantings were forgotten. In midsummer, I made a much belated foray into the garden. I had to hack through a jungle of weeds to find the vegetable plants—but what a payoff! I discovered basketfuls of ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, and egg plant. True, there were also basketfuls of rotted, overgrown, and unusable vegetables (the product of neglect), but the abundance was truly amazing.

Read more about lasagna gardening here.

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