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Ruth Stout vs Lasagna vs Worm Trench vs Compost/move/till

13 years ago

I have been reading different methods, all sounded fascinating. I would like to have more feedback:

Ruth's

-8"-10" above ground layered composting material (lasagna?) that covers the whole area.

-Layered composting material are used as mulch and

-Mostly do not plant directly in the layered composting material.

Lasagna

-Similar to above by using layered composting material,

but

-in a raised bed and

-plant directly in the layered composting material.

Worm Trench

-Similar to the above two methods by using layered composting material; but

-Inground and with added worms.

-Do not plant in the trench.

-Trench very close to the planting area.

Compost/move/till

-Compost in bins etc.,

-Move the finished compost to planting area,

-Dig and till.

Do I get the above right? Sounded like Ruth's requires less work but what's the downside? The more traditional compost-move-till requires the most work?

thoughts?

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