Peter Ellis wrote:Dan, if I understand correctly you had problems with your lasagna bed and attribute the problems to something about compost not being enough for plants to grow. Am I getting the gist right?
My experience is quite contrary to that, although I am not working with any sort of sheet mulch or lasagna beds. One of the most productive spots in my garden this year has been my compost pile. This compost pile is not even remotely finished breaking down, but volunteer squash appeared out of it and have grown with more vigor than anything else in my garden.
This makes me wonder if the problem you ran into might be attributable to something other than compost. There are quite a few "moving parts" in sheet mulching and a bunch of possible culprits that could be responsible for things not doing well.