Posted by Newt on December 02, 2002 at 07:45:57:
In Reply to: RentalHouse/BigYard/VegetableGarden????? posted by OregonMark on September 25, 2002 at 19:09:02:
: Hello Y'all,
: I was hoping to find a little help here. My wife and I just moved into a wonderful little house in Eugene, Oregon. We have a great big backyard that's just grass right now. It gets tons of sunlight, so we got permission to put in a vegetable garden for next year. I know we should get thing set in motion this fall. What should we start doing? Should we till in the sod? What should we mix into the soil this fall? If you don't know Eugene's climate; the soil usually doesn't freeze. It just rains A LOT! Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Yummy!! You've got a marvelous opportunity to do lasagna gardening. Some people call it interbay as well. Here's a few sites that should prove helpful for you without tilling. By the way, the best thing you can do for your plants is to add compost to the soil. You can also start to make your own. It's not too late to start your lasagna composting now since your soil won't freeze.
Best of luck,