Tips for Planting a Layered Garden
Everyone loves fresh vegetables straight out of the garden; the only real issue is all the work that is involved in making that garden. Think about all the hours of hard work you have to go through just to get your garden ready to plant.
If you have a spot that has grass, you have to take up all the sod and dig the dirt to turn it over to make it pliable for your plants. Then you have to spend the rest of the growing season pulling out weeds.
The best way to get around this is by planting a layered garden. This is a simple way of creating a garden by layering organic materials in such a way that you don’t ever have to worry about tilling the ground up or pulling weeds all growing season.
In fact, with this type of garden you won’t have to worry about placing it in a certain spot. You can even put your garden on your back patio, if it gets enough sunlight to grow your plants. You can even build your own platforms to place your garden in.
To start with, you need to place cardboard or papers down where your garden is going to be. You can find these items just about anywhere and they are usually free. On top of the cardboard and paper you will be placing organic compound mix. This can be just about anything that is naturally organic.
If you have farmers in the area, you can get loads of fertilizer, old hay, or even use your own grass clippings and compost. If you live near the beach, you can use seaweed and kelp, and you can purchase bags of peat moss from your local garden center for a fairly cheap price.
Once you have all of this layered where you want it, take your garden hose and moisten it down. You should let it rest for a few weeks before planting your garden, though, to keep them from being root burnt from the harsher chemicals that will be produced. Don’t forget to turn it with a shovel every few days to get it all mixed up. Now that it’s mixed and decomposing well, all you have to do is put some holes in the top of this organic soil and place your plants in. Cover the roots up good and you are ready to grow.