I have the world’s smallest backyard, and for the most part I ignore it.
Now that I am semi-obsessed with starting a garden my backyard is going to get a lot of attention. Before I really commit to my lasagna garden, I want to test the process on a smaller scale. I figure a couple of cardboard boxes and their lids will do the trick. I snagged a bag of shred from work for my “brown material” and grass clippings from my front yard to use for my “green material”.
First I got the boxes soaking wet. Eventually I want them to decompose with the rest of the pile so I was very generous with the water.
Then I made the “lasagna” by layering the green and brown material (soaking each layer) and topping it off with some topsoil. I left room at the top of the boxes to add more soil in a couple of days. I figure after a week of letting my boxes sit they will be ready for planting. I know my strawberry plants are going to in one container but I am still deciding what the other containers will hold.
I still have plenty of green and brown material so if these cardboard boxes work out my next step is making large garden beds.