November 19, 2008

Don't Put Off Today What You Can Put Off Tomorrow

I hate procrastinating. I've been staring at my barren garden for weeks just waiting for it to prepare itself for winter and it's just not happening. So the kids and I took advantage of the rain-less day and worked outside to get it ready to sit for the winter.

We use the lasagna gardening method because basically I'm a slacker and if it requires back breaking effort I'm just not interested. We yanked out all the old stalks left from our plants and layerd on old newspaper, compost, leaves and wood ashes so that it can all decompose and make rich soil in the spring It took us a whopping four hours of hard labor and a little grumbling but we finally got it done.

The end result...


It ain't pretty but it will sure grow some big ole 'maters in the spring.

6 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

Wow, I hate gardening but I love what comes from it. I have never tried the lasagna method, but I want to now!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I have been doing the same thing- looking outside at my gardens and beating myself up for not getting to them. I did some this week, and am part way done. I hadn't heard of your lasagna method. I should be collecting seaweed from the beach for mine.

Cyndy said...

Husband is renting a rototiller tomorrow to prepare an old garden area. We've not used it yet. Thank the Lord for modern equipment! While he's doing that I'm off to a Christmas Fair! :)hee hee

P.S. Gonna keep that lasagna method in mind for next year!

Scott said...

Cindy makes a great 4-cheese lasagna that is the BEST.

But maybe we could try your recipe with compost, newspaper and ashes. Probably better for you.

Latte said...

me too! Why can we have self cleaning gardens!

Latte

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

I am such a garden failure, so will you send me some of those nummy maters when it's time to pick em?

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