Hugelkultur raised garden beds are mounds of rotting wood covered in soil

Hugelkultur raised garden beds are mounds of rotting wood covered in soil


Hugelkultur raised garden beds in a nutshell:
– grow a typical garden without irrigation or fertilization
– has been demonstrated to work in deserts as well as backyards
– use up rotting wood, twigs, branches and even whole trees that would otherwise go to the dump or be burned
– it is pretty much nothing more than buried wood
– can be flush with the ground, although raised garden beds are typically better
– can start small, and be added to later
– can always be small – although bigger is better
– You can save the world from global warming by doing carbon sequestration in your own back yard!
– perfect for places that have had trees blown over by storms
– can help end world hunger
– give a gift to your future self

Read all the details at the source: Rich Soil.com


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Hugelkultur Raised Garden Beds — 5 Comments

  1. We at our farm are introducing Hugelkultur and have done quite a bit of research on this. Some concerns need to be given to sunlight, direction of winds and rain water in order to align these beds. Also it is recommended to have these beds build with steeper sides to a height of 5-10 feet in order for them not to compact too quickly. We recommend also to look up literature on this written by Sepp Holzer, Austria, one of the Gurus on Hugelkultur and Permaculture.

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