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Building a Hugelkultur Raised Bed

By dave
July 18, 2011

Sheet mulching is a technique of laying organic material in layers on the ground to build up a raised bed of rich soil for your plants. Hugelkultur is an extension of this technique, where a gardener builds quite tall raised beds using logs and dead branches as the first layer in this bed.

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Name: Betty Baerg
Hot Springs, AR (Zone 6b)
Jun 29, 2014 9:44 PM CST
i live in Arkansas, do you know anyone in AR that has build a hugelkutur? I just need some advice and encouragement. Betty (
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Jun 30, 2014 6:14 AM CST Admin

Yes, I know one person who lived outside Hot Springs and did hugelkultur quite extensively. In fact, he said his soil was so rocky that the only way to garden is in raised beds.

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