Update on my lasagna garden. Everything is growing really well and really fast. I planted May 8, and have a lot of fruit showing on all my plants.
Remember i planted right into my garden after putting it together, rather than letting it sit for a winter. LG was a last minute decision when I decided to start a garden this spring. I have had very, very few weeds. Mostly along the edges where I think there is just no way to prevent them based on where my garden is located. I heard a few weeds is a good thing though so . . .
Other than something eating my cabbage and collards, I haven't seen any signs of other bad pests. The tomato plants are extremely healthy, no signs of any type of tomato worms (knock on wood).
This is actually the best garden i have ever grown. I'm new to the east coast. I'm from So Cal, where gardening is pretty simple and a year round thing so I'm learning how to deal with the shorter growing season here in Maryland.
I plan to use the waste from the current plantings as the next layer in the garden for next season. But I'm also hoping to plant some cool weather plants once I figure out what they are for this area and when to plant. Any suggestions are welcome.
Overall I am extremely happy with LG. I don't think I'll ever go back to turning the ground. I started a compost pile which has finally gotten hot, so i'll probably add that as a layer for next season too. I'll add some straw or hay as a final layer and then let it sit over winter and see what I have in the spring.
My only concern is that I've not seen any worms, even in my compost pile which is sitting directly on the ground with an open bottom. Hey TOIL . . . I asked you a couple of months ago if I should buy some, do you think I should consider it now? I do have all kinds of other little helpful critters such as potato bugs and earwigs in my bin and in the LG, but no worms. I'm wondering if the dry cardboard I started with is preventing them from coming up (although we've had so much rain I can't imagine it's not wet down there by now) It's pouring down rain right at this moment. The cardboard thing would not explain why there are no worms in my bin though. I'm a little confused by that.