What is the Lasagna Gardening Method?

Learn the lazy man’s way to prepare a great garden bed. No tilling, no digging, all you need is time, table scraps, and yard waste. Lasagna gardening or sheet mulching is a slow, cool, compost method.

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  1. LittleBot
    March 14, 2013


  2. MrVegetableGarden
    March 14, 2013

    I love Lasagna I and I love gardening so this must be great!

  3. dawnswindow2237
    March 14, 2013

    I hurt my back one year, and I did this method. I used old newspapers (soaked them, about 1/3" thick), and Home Depot dirt, then more wet newspapers and dirt. I planted within 10 DAYS. No special nutrients were added. It worked. It was ugly, but it worked!

  4. Eduardo Machado
    March 21, 2013

    I love Weimaraners!

  5. mightywong123
    April 2, 2013

    Or you can put your pigs into that area for a week or two and they'll till it into a nice, rich loam, fertilizing as they go.

    …that is, if you have pigs…

  6. Wayne Osmand
    April 14, 2013

    Buggar was hoping it told us how to grow a lasagne bush as they're a real bastard to get a cutting from!

  7. Edible Patio
    April 23, 2013

    Great video! Excellent explanation of the process! 🙂

  8. Vi McShannon
    April 25, 2013

    I've started three lasagna beds. It's best to start by soaking the newspaper layer. Then a layer of bagged topsoil. Layer of grass clippings. Layer of compost. Another layer of grass, Layer of dried leaves saved from bagging in the fall. More compost, layer of peat. I top it off with a layer of topsoil. You can plant in the bed right away or let it cure first.

  9. Vi McShannon
    April 25, 2013

    Basically you alternate dry and wet vegetative layers. There's a good book that covers it well Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza.

  10. Bob Brunson
    May 6, 2013

    I went to a seminar recently by Patricia Lanza, the author of Lasanga Gardening. You basically have to keep in mind to use 1 part green and 4 parts brown in your organic material. I was very impressed and do plan on trying it.

  11. Vi McShannon
    May 6, 2013

    Neat Bob! Wonder if she ever gets close to Nebraska ?

  12. Derek Wong
    June 25, 2013

    After each summer or winter season. I take my old plants like the leaves and stems, chop them up and throw it back over the bed. Then I add more compost on top, so the old plants become extra compost and attract worms.

  13. MimzyManor
    July 19, 2013

    I LOVE these videos. So helpful!!! Perfect for those of us with short attention spans, quick and thorough. (plus I love how you say "from my chicken" lol )

  14. WisconsinEric
    October 1, 2013

    She says to build it up to 18"-36" deep, and then she proceeds to build a 4" deep bed.

    18"-36" is between knee and waist deep….. that would likely be tons of material for a small bed. Sounds great, but it will require a lot of prep work. Someday I will give it a try.

  15. Sheds Direct Manchester
    January 30, 2014

    Everybody would love to follow this very simple gardening approach. Lasagna gardening sounds really great for it requires no tilling and no digging process at all. I guess this gardening has a minimal maintenance. I would really love to create my own the soonest.

  16. Timothy Hall
    February 22, 2014

    great way to make a great garden bed but just pulling out blackberries does work too well , they will usually come back with a vengeance then its really hard to get rid of them. 

  17. Garden Sheds Kent
    February 28, 2014

    I have learned various growing tricks through watching this video. There are several gardening process that really taught me a lot and I guess it would be of great help to every beginners in gardening. Two thumbs for this post! 

  18. Gambler 4life
    March 3, 2014

    If I am gonna do all that I might as well just dig,., seems like a lot of work and a good place for snakes to bed.

  19. Garden Sheds Devon
    March 26, 2014

    I was very amazed how easy this Lasagna Gardening is! Apparently, this organic technique in doing a garden bed is really good and for sure this will ensure that the vegetable will grow healthy and more productive. I just want to know how long it will take to have a perfect compost for a garden bed like this? I appreciate your great efforts in sharing this with us. Thank You!

  20. EJ's Lawncare
    March 28, 2017

    awesome vid good lookin I liked and subscribed checkout my vids

  21. TT KG
    September 1, 2017

    is it possible to make a lasagna garden with food scraps vegetables and fruits) in an apartment? Im thinking that there wont be enough bacterial activity to decompose properly all the scraps.?
    Best regards

  22. allanpennington
    September 13, 2017

    Hi I am starting brand new vege garden, and have three 2400x1500x300 raised beds and a 3000×2000 poly-tunnel.. I am bringing in 50/50 screened topsoil and spent mushroom/bark mix compost to start and have placed cardboard on the grass. On one "experimental' bed I have placed rotted tree branches from the bush as a base with autumn leaves and coffee grounds. Not really hugelculture but I figure it can't harm. I have constant weekly free supply of shop coffee grounds. Can I blend this with the soil without composting first? I also have 2 CuM of wood chip which is weathered and will spread this on top of cardboard around the beds. Ultimately the back yard will become like a 'bush floor' instead of grassed as it is now. Do you also use the wood chip as a mulch on the beds? Can you let me know if these ratios are OK to start my new vege beds please.

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