Vegetables Directly On Top of Wood Chip Pile?

achang89(Z6)July 18, 2014

After reading Pat Lanza's Lasagna Gardening, it came to me that I already have the two well composed wood chip piles. The utility crew dumped the wood chips about 3 years ago.

A lot of the weeds were growing and I had to pull them out. But if the weeds grow well on top of the piles, then vegetables should grow well too, particularly the root vegetables. I think I should try some carrot this late summer and plant regular crop next spring.

Anyone has similar experience?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

One thing to keep in mind.
--- Veggies require lots more nitrogen than do weeds. ---

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 1:26AM
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I would try only vegetables that require less nitrogen. carrots, parsnips (too late), bush beans.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 9:42AM
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Should work fine for beans tomatoes etc. It would be a similar apprach to one of the latest fads. Hugelkultur.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hugelkultur

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:30AM
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