Sometimes it really pays to think outside the box. Last year, Mary Lee Gaston did just that and it has completely changed the way she grows her vegetable garden.
A friend of hers had been telling her about the “lasagna gardening” method, which involves layering organic materials on top of the ground to improve one’s soil and create a rich environment for plants to grow in.
Gaston, who lives in northwest Spokane, didn’t want to build raised beds and was anxious to cut down on weeding, which had been a frustrating problem in previous years. After hearing she’d spend less time weeding by doing lasagna gardening, she knew it was worth a try.
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