ATP Podcast #7: Listener Questions: I thoroughly enjoyed this!

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ATP Podcast #7: Listener Questions

By dave
February 27, 2013

This week Dave and Trish give their usual reports: Dave's favorite idea, Trish's report from around the forums and some stories about our gardening adventures this week. Our main feature is a question and answer session with ATP members.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 26, 2013 9:00 PM CST
I enjoyed the podcast very much!
Trish, I was so glad to hear you say that there will be times when one gets "holes" in their Hugelkulture beds! I had wondered about this as I thought about the process & had pretty much decided that it stands to reason holes would happen. Now I know for sure they will & what to do about them when they do.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Feb 27, 2013 10:07 AM CST

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Ann- I also found that the bigger (taller) the bed, the more holes. Makes since, I know...the more wood there is rotting down, the more collapsing is going to take place. With the first huge bed, I just got into the habit of taking a spade and poking around every now and then (say, every couple of weeks). This kept the soil moving down into the pockets, and I had less surprises. With our new swales (made last year), they are much shorter, and I'm getting minimal pockets. Instead of trucking over filler in a wheelbarrow like I did with the tall beds, I simply take from the side, or smush more from around the hole.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 27, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Thanks Trish. Sounds good to me. I see some Huglekulture beds in my future. Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 27, 2013 5:20 PM CST
'Finally had time to sit quietly and listen. Enjoyed the podcast, especially the questions from the "audience." A couple of those were things I had wondered about also, so I was glad to hear the answers. And I'm also happy you liked my planting tip!

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