Lasagna Gardening Ingredients

For those of you who have come to my classes at The Dragonfly Shops and Gardens in Old Towne Orange here is a list of commonly available Lasagna Gardening Ingredients!  Craigslist and your neighbors are all great sources for finding these ingredients.  Just remember, this isn't about perfection, just keep it at the correct ratio approximately and have fun!

Alternate layers of ‘Green’ and ‘Brown’ materials for best results in an approximate 2:1 ratio or 2 parts Brown to 1 Part Green

Green or Brown
Layer Suggestions
Approximate Depth
Brown
Newspaper
6-10 sheets-ensure they are overlapping
Brown
Cardboard
1 layer-ensure it is overlapping
Brown
Wood Chips
1 inch or more
Green
Coffee Grounds
As available (also tea leaves or tea bags)
Green
Eggshells
As available
Green
Grass Clippings
1 inch or more
Green
Manure
1 inch or more
Brown
Sand
1 inch or more
Brown or Green depending on age
Compost
1 inch or more
Brown
Peat Moss
1 inch or more
Brown
Soil
1 inch or more
Brown
Straw or Hay (may be used)
1 inch or more
N/A
Wood Ash
As available
Brown
Chipped or small leaves
1 inch or more
Brown
Pine Needles
1 inch or more
Green
Fruit / Veg Scraps
As available



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