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Homesteading & Gardening => Permaculture => Topic started by: Gravlore on August 06, 2014, 03:01:52 AM

Title: Hügelkultur
Post by: Gravlore on August 06, 2014, 03:01:52 AM
This is some really interesting stuff. Came across it when researching what to do with 100'X8'X8' worth of taken down bush. I have decent soil but I can always make it better. I mean really, who doesnt want the biggest and tastiest garden ever? Thinking about tossing some in future treed areas too.


http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/
Title: Re: Hügelkultur
Post by: zeker on August 06, 2014, 06:21:08 AM
wow. they sure used some good soil for the pix at the btm.
the only thing I would do different would be to make it a bit wider and flatten the top so as to prevent 'quik' runoff.
 
 I found with my compost pile and woodchips pile, that the rain washes off too fast if it is not flattened.
 
when |I made my raised beds, I put alot of twigs etc in the btm.. and corn stocks. then a layer of fresh chicken manure, then about 8 inches of decent compost. the beds are lumber sided to about 2 ft high.
Title: Re: Hügelkultur
Post by: Gravlore on August 06, 2014, 01:15:53 PM
I did not do all of that Zeker, then again I did not know. I was thinking of doing 1 foot of trees with our sandy soil over it, then another foot and so on and so forth until it is about 4 feet tall. I was just going to burn all the shrub material but this looks much better.
Title: Re: Hügelkultur
Post by: icrcc on August 07, 2014, 09:42:35 AM
Wow makes great sense. I wish I had seen this a few years ago I have burnt tons of scrap wood and brush over the years. I am also a big fan of raised beds especially as I get older as I don't have to bend down so far.  :)
Title: Re: Hügelkultur
Post by: wild_E on August 07, 2014, 11:20:09 AM
Error well Icrcc.. I told you about this 2 yes ago.. You said it would not work... Where YOU live..
Title: Re: Hügelkultur
Post by: icrcc on August 07, 2014, 11:14:42 PM
Perhaps you are thinking of something else.