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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddevantnhisspiritwife View Post
    Looks like I really need that time machine. Only kidding, it's only an 1.5 hrs lost and to be honest I needed to get out of the house!

    I will look up Lasagna Gardening, sounds great.

    I will admit that I still have reservations though, perhaps once I have looked it up my fears will subside.
    One really good way is to put manure or compost along a long half metre wide strip, and then put your spuds in the manure, add whatever is to hand - straw, compost, old weeds etc, and cut the turves so that they are hinged on the side of the strip - and fold them over the top of the potatoes and then just leave them be. By the time you come to harvest, the potatoes are clean and the grass has rotted down and lo and behold - you have a long new bed with very little work.

    Called a lazy bed.
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    When I first got my plot I dug over 2 beds and lasagna-ed 2 beds, which meant I was ready to plant sooner. Sweetcorn, squashes and spuds did really well in the lasagna beds, onions and roots went in the two dug over beds

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    Look at Lasagna Gardening - Two_sheds on here is always posting about it.
    sorry 'bout that

    Lasagna Gardening ~ Raised Bed Lasagna Gardening ~ Lasagna Composting

    This is what I started with in 2010:

    Attachment 34917 Attachment 34918

    1. our lasagne bed

    2. planted up

    3. just one thing that came from it

    4. some more crops from the area that was a weedy old car park. Compacted and horrible, full of couch grass and yarrow.

    5. a view of the beds, in the car park
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    Being a glutton for punishment I have been down the garden this evening digging! However, the area I have deturfed and dug I will next add some compost/manure to and use for rooty things.

    Whilst I was out I went armed with some rather large cardboard boxes and laid them out on the next area I was planning to hit, I then covered with some of the upside down turf. I might just give this a go!

    Thank you for all the helpful replies.

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    What happened to the no. 9?

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    Sorry, another Q....

    I read some of the info on your link two_sheds, it explains about layering green and brown items. Would peelings etc not be attractive to Mr Rat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddevantnhisspiritwife View Post
    What happened to the no. 9?
    It got left in Huntingdon in a shed when I moved once. It was too big for the next flat. It was over 6ft tall and made of polystyrene and painted bright yellow


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    That's a shame. Let's hope the new occupiers liked it and addressed it correctly (eg. 9 not 6). Hehe

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