Deborah and Verlan Granberry built a keyhole garden by stacking cement blocks.
They started by wetting down cardboard and lining the inside, then adding paper, more cardboard and leaf and branch clippings in layers. A keyhole garden is about 1/3 “green” clippings and 2/3 other paper compost. One-hundred percent cotton clothing can also be used. Each layer is thoroughly hosed down and tromped down, the fun part, as explained by Deborah.
Lastly, you add soil. The wire basket in the middle holds fruit and vegetable kitchen scraps. The theory is that since these scraps are about 90 percent water, the plants will draw moisture from the scraps in the middle, and you don’t have to water as much.
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