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Tweaking my budget based survival goals before beta release
I discuss Hugelkultur, what it is, and how to use it when starting a garden bed. I give Ideas for the use of hugelkultur mounds, or hugel mounds in your raised garden bed.
Mimics what happens in the forest
Helps retain moisture
getting rid of “wooden trash”
Creates a fungal culture in the ground, working with plants
more surface area to plant in
easier to reach plants
on or off contour?
hardwoods last longer
gets rid of debris
oak, poplar, willow, birch
Beans the first year (legume)
green matter (grass, straw, compost)
add a couple inches of straw
then a couple inches of compost
adds organisms to break wood down and adds nitrogen
spray on bed for quick start
good organic matter will do fine
this matter is a key component in plant health
all the dirt from digging is put back on top and probably a little more from another location.
more green matter mixed in
build to 5-6ft, but the height is optional
wood, straw, grass
for weeds and water
As I write tips for your adventures and hear about cool gear, I will let you know all about it!