Permaculture forum: Kugel beds?

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caitlinsgarden
Jul 17, 2016 8:59 AM CST
What is the reason for the branches in the kugel beds? Is it just to easily recycle them? A pile of branched with airspaces would attract rats etc? Whereas a filled in pile would not? I wasn't able to find the notes on kugel beds in the sticky. It said not available.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jul 17, 2016 10:20 AM CST
The correct term is hugelkultur. Try searching with that term, either here or on the internet, and you'll find tons of information.

caitlinsgarden
Jul 19, 2016 3:18 PM CST
HUGEL not Kugel. Got it!
Name: Connie White
Athens tn.
Im no quitter.. I will garden in TN
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TnWildflower
Aug 30, 2016 10:37 AM CST
This is what i have decided to make i have 3 now. It is worth the effort to make. I had a old rotted black cherry in the yard that fell years ago before i moved here. It was almost like paper. I just chunked it up in movable peices and wateted it well then added leaves moss compost some local clay dirt and some old horse manure. Watered every layer. Planted the next week after watering each day. It uses up things that are in your yard it take less watet all summer and for me my clay soil is brutal and i decided ide rather do this than keep loosing every effort i put in by just planting in this clay. It takes far less time to weed as well . my grandparents did this every year this is the way they did it both wete from germany. They had latge families to feed and grandma said she didnt have the time to piddle with weeding and every year was unbelievable yeilds. So i figure its worth the paying attention to her thats helping me now
Respect mother Earth and connect with her .. She will return the favor.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 30, 2016 4:52 PM CST
DD lived in Santa Fe, TN for a while, on top of a ridge and the soil was atrocious for gardening. She started making hugel beds after moving to MI and has great growing experiences with them.

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