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Name: Trish
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Trish
Jun 10, 2011 10:49 AM CST

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Don't look now, but you are a blogger Big Grin
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 10, 2011 11:05 AM CST

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 5, 2011 5:44 PM CST
Hey Mr. Blogger, what is a hugelkultur bed?

That is some very healthy looking comfrey.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 5, 2011 9:13 PM CST

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I think I need to write an article about hugelkultur!! Smiling
Name: Trish
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Trish
Jul 5, 2011 9:13 PM CST

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I agree
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valleylynn
Jul 5, 2011 11:01 PM CST
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 6, 2011 11:20 AM CST
very neat!!!
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jul 7, 2011 12:04 PM CST
hugelkultur bed Confused Confused Me too, I think we need an article...or something...
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jul 7, 2011 3:22 PM CST
I'm happy to see someone else knows of hugelkulture. With all the branches, cut limbs, bark on my place I'm dying to try it.

Will be looking for your article, Dave.
And Trish, congrats on the comfrey, one of my most treasured plants.

Shoe (having the time of his life on ATP)
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 7, 2011 3:36 PM CST

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Shoe, have you ever studied permaculture? If you know about hugelkultur now I'm wondering if you've been reading some of the same books that I have!!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jul 7, 2011 3:46 PM CST
It's possible, Dave. Although I seldom actually "read" books anymore I tend to use my favorites as reference books as well as Google for info from knowledgeable sites.

I first heard of hugelkulture two years ago. Since then I've kept my eyes open for where to start a bed or two, how to dig it out (fairly simply, if possible) as well as looking at where big trees have blown down in storms, leaving uprooted root systems and big holes to work with. Seems like the perfect place to start, eh?

My reading of biodynamics/permaculture are minimal compared to an expert but it is certainly easy to incorporate what one can here and there as time goes on. As usual, gardening, in any form or technique, sure is a learning process; no doubt that is what has kept my attention all this time.

Shoe (off to cultivate a few rows of korn and think about hugelkulture while being sung to by the squeaky wheel of my wheel hoe.)

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