Permaculture forum: Updated hugelkulture bed photos

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Mar 26, 2014 6:18 PM CST
The snow has melted on my hugel mound. You can see the alfalfa meal on top, coffee grounds and a few filters, and snow chunks. Also, my main vege garden in the background.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 26, 2014 6:42 PM CST

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That sure looks like a promising bed! It'll be covered in green plants in a couple months.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Mar 26, 2014 8:41 PM CST
Thank You! Dave!

Now if this winter would just quit Angry

I just may be moving south in the near future!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Mar 27, 2014 7:58 AM CST

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Living in the south didn't help us too much this year. We had frost yesterday morning, believe it or not.

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hazelnut
Mar 27, 2014 4:14 PM CST
Here too, in Alabama. All new plants had to be covered. 20oF.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Mar 27, 2014 5:41 PM CST
Wow. Yes, that's why they say "average" last frost date! At least you have highs in the 70s now.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Mar 27, 2014 7:30 PM CST

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The high tomorrow is 80! Smiling
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Mar 27, 2014 8:03 PM CST
Hurray! I'm happy for you guys!

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hazelnut
Mar 28, 2014 9:06 AM CST
Thunderstorms. High 88, in W. Alabama.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Apr 4, 2014 10:55 AM CST
Well, 9'' of snow on top of the bed can only make those nutrients from the compost, coffee grounds and alfalfa meal seep down even more. Good thing I covered up my onion transplants (lying on the soil since the day after I put them in). I also planted some pea and spinach seeds, which I covered. At least it is supposed to be 50 on Sunday.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Apr 19, 2014 2:16 PM CST
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Peas and spinach are coming up in my hugel mound!

Here is a picture of the whole thing.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Apr 19, 2014 3:38 PM CST

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Fantastic!!! Such promise there. Thumbs up

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hazelnut
Apr 20, 2014 12:36 PM CST
I know you re excited! What is the iris, Dave? I love iris with red beards, but I don't think Ive seen a butterscotch with that combination.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Apr 20, 2014 4:51 PM CST

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Savannah Sunset')

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hazelnut
Apr 21, 2014 8:19 AM CST
Thanks, Ill look that one up.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Apr 28, 2014 11:40 AM CST
So...I mentioned before that I used dirt dug from putting in an egress window. I didn't think it was too much like clay, but I knew it was a little. Well, as it turns out, its consistency is very thick. It is about 1.5 feet deep. I dug down, and am going to re-construct in into two different beds. Most of the shredded leaves I buried show no signs of decomposition. I will discard most of the less-than-ideal soil, and start over with some high quality topsoil and compost mix on top of the logs, sticks and leaves. Back to the drawing board it is. I always say about gardening, "It's all an experiment!"

This won't be happening any time soon, as we have gotten 3.5'' of rain in the last 36 hours, and it is supposed to keep raining for two more days. First chance of sun in Saturday.

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