We have begun working in our garden to get it ready for the spring planting. We use the Square Foot Gardening method but have decided to do a lasagna garden inside each square foot plot. Lasagna gardening is an inexpensive way to build the soil and prepare the bed. We didn't do much work in our garden last year so it really became overgrown with weeds.
This is how our garden looked before we started. We had to pull all the weeds out first.
After the weeds were pulled, we dug all the dirt out of the squares and put it in a wagon.
Once all the original dirt was out, we began to layer. We started with shredded newspaper. For a correct lasagna garden, you should layer wet pages of newspaper to kill out the weeds. We had no weeds since we dug them out, so we shredded it to help the worms in the decomposition.
Next came a layer of leaves.
Then we proceeded to layer the original soil, with peat moss, and compost.
Finally, we covered it with 2 layers of plastic. We should be using black plastic, but we don't have any. This will "cook" the compost to help it to decompose quicker.
We should be ready to plant in about 3 weeks. Next, we need to start the seedlings....