Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hugelkulture plan activated!

Have you ever heard of Hugelkulture? It's basically burying logs then planting over the log/dirt mound. (Google it & you'll get tons more info.) The biggest advantage for our area is that it is supposed to cut down on watering as the wood soaks up moisture and releases it slowly.

Here's a pic of our first HC bed being built. I dug a hole about a foot deep then gathered up wood to stack in the hole. Next I'll pull dirt on top of the wood and we'll be good to go! Have you heard of Hugelkulture? Have you tried it? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this technique.

4 comments:

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

I have. Been looking into it recently actually. Two ideas being creating them when I finish the double dug beds in the back yard and then next year possibly add them to the already dug front beds.

Ill be interested in seeing how much yours affect the raised beds even in the initial year.

Danny Pizdetz said...

Anna at the Walden Effect blog does some hugelkultur mounds. She posted about it once here: http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Hugelkultur/ You might drop her a comment and she may have some tips for you. I haven't tried it yet, but I do have a large dead maple that is now rotting very nicely, so I may try this myself in my new garden bed.

Poppy said...

I've never heard of this technique but I love the idea! I'm so glad to find your blog! Looks like it's full of good information.

Have a great night!

RaShell

Frugal Lyndie said...

I've never heard of it, but I would like to give it a try. My beds are done for this year, so perhaps next year.

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