Hoping for a few Green Thumbs

21 Mar

This weekend we started working on a garden. Neither of us have any experience, except that my in-laws have a great garden each summer. So Ryan has more knowledge than I. Thankfully our neighbor is really into gardening and is giving us some tips.

We decided to go with a raised bed and try Lasagna Gardening (google it). The Clarks told us about it and we did a little research. Sounds like a good direction. We will know whether or not it is a good method in just a short time!

Lasagna gardening is all about layering. We started with cardboard. This lets the worms come up to give air to the soil.

Wet this layer after you lay it down.

Then we put down manure. You could also add compost or anything “green”or living.

The next layer is supposed to be “brown”again so we used peat moss.

We went ahead and started our seeds indoors in case there is another cold front. In the meantime, we have started a compost pile to be added to the garden. Hopefully we will have some rich soil in the next couple of weeks when it comes time to transfer our little plants!


Do you have any gardening tips? Does the Lasagna Method work?!? Please say yes!


I am so excited about the physical fruit  that we will hopefully have this summer. I am also already seeing the spiritual implications this could have as we work the soil. Some of it was hard and we had to break it up. I know that the Lord is a master at preparing our hearts for the truth of the Gospel and with the Spirit our souls are watered. I am grateful for such a clear picture. It is also amazing to see how our Creator made the Earth for this purpose. We have so much to learn!

Stay tuned.

3 Responses to “Hoping for a few Green Thumbs”

  1. Stephanie Flynn March 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    I want to have a green thumb! So impressed with y’all! You’ll have to keep the blog posted on your garden progress!

  2. Holmes March 21, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    You guys should have a camera following you around. DIY House Renovation first year of marriage

  3. Su Madre March 22, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    I love it! Once again you two step out into a brave new world. I look forward to eating some of your crop

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