If you enjoy reaping the benefits of a vegetable garden but dislike all the digging, tilling and weeding that go with it, you might want to try lasagna gardening. Not only will lasagna gardening appeal to the lazy person in all of us, it’s also ideal if you have poor soil. Lasagna gardening is a nontraditional organic gardening method that relies on a layering method called “sheet composting.” The name “Lasagna,” comes from the way garden beds are created from layers, the same way you layer ingredients when making a pan of lasagna. Watering and weeding are reduced through the heavy layers of mulch and by planting crops close together. The lasagna layering method quickly builds soils that are incredibly rich in nutrients, resulting in higher than average garden productivity. The method also works great for container gardening.
Lasagna gardening is also environment-friendly, as it uses your household waste. It’s also easier for the gardener. With lasagna gardening, you can grow vegetables at any time of the year. One thing that the gardener must keep in mind is that the garden should be in such an area that there is maximum sunlight and no shade at any time of the day.