Day 71 Bed Comparisons Snow Peas and Beans (plus a cuke or two)

Collage of Beans and Peas in the different beds.

Clockwise from the top: Lasagna Bed, banana box bed, hugelkultur bed, wicking bed

The Lasagna bed is the definite winner, the wicking bed and the hugelkultur bed tied for second place, with the banana box beds taking last place. It must be noted that the lasagna bed was fertilized with a layer of grass clippings, a layer of manure, another layer of grass clippings, then allowed to “mellow” over the winter, while all three of the other beds are a mix of fallow garden soil and some compost, along with grass clippings. The lasagna bed has been popularized by Patricia Lanza’s book Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!


Posted in 30 Min., Container, Hugelkultur, Lasagna Bed, Wicking Bed

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