Tells how to begin a garden on anything. Great book - you learn about fast composting.
Mar 13, 2014
A very helpful gardening book
I had heard about it, but the book made it clear exactly what was involved. I had too much copper in my soil, so we did raised beds first, and then the cardboard, manure (rabbit and horse) in layers alternating with straw. Now it's time to plant, but the rows look beautiful. Thanks.
May 10, 2013
Excellent service and lovely book. One of these days I will have this garden.
Apr 12, 2013
this might do if you don't have a garden
The process described assumes that you don't have good garden soil. By the time you buy all that peat moss you may as well just as well buy your vegtables from the local farmers market.
However it is an interesting way to start a garden from scratch in a short time.
Dec 30, 2012
this is a great idea for cutting out the digging and weeding. just plunk down newspaper and pile the potting soil on top. this is an time-saving process if you don't want to or cannot dig.
Publishers Weekly, 1998-10-19 This intriguingly titled bookæwhich has nothing to do with pasta and everything to do with layeringæserves up a time-saving approach to gardening that will come as welcome news to the overworked and the horticulturally challenged. Lanza exhorts readers to build soil up, "instead of digging down," by simply layering organic materials onto a prospective garden site and close-planting directly into it. Together with generous mulching, she contends, this process eliminates some of gardening's more labor-intensive choresætilling, double-digging, weeding and frequent watering. After outlining her basic premise, Lanza zeroes in on the specific areas of interest, including vegetables, herbs, berries and flowers, providing an abundance of detail on a wide selection of planting materials. Although this method of creating instant raised beds is not new, Lanza has refined it into a step-by-step procedure that she conveys with simplicity and clarity, and her chatty, first-person narrative makes the text a pleasure to read. Of particular interest to fledgling gardeners, this title will also appeal to those looking for new ways to streamline the demands of their favorite pastime. (Nov.)
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