Posted: April 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Homestead Honey

This weekend I took advantage of the gorgeous sunshine and direct-sowed some spring crops – peas, lettuce, spinach, radish, and kale – in the lovely raised beds of our house-sitting home.  Thinking ahead to our move in May (ish), I’m also creating a summer garden space on our land with the sheet mulching technique.

Sheet mulching is a way to create an instant garden by deeply layering organic materials.  If you have a large backyard, imagine turning a corner of your lawn into a space to grow food!  On our land, we will most likely plow a piece of earth in the fall for next year’s planting, but this summer sheet mulching will create an immediate growing space, with no tilling.

Sheet mulching is very similar to making lasagna – layer, layer, layer. In fact, some folks call this the “lasagna method.”  It can be done with a wide variety…

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