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Hugelkultur with Margaret Roach of

By dave
April 23, 2013

The highly popular gardening author, radio personality, and blogger at interviewed Dave recently about hugelkultur, the raised bed technique that involves using whole logs of wood in your beds.

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Name: Sandy
Lake Sam Rayburn (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
Apr 24, 2013 8:03 PM CST
I live in deep east Texas & there's plenty of wood available to use, either from trees that have fallen or washed ashore from the lake. I have 2 hugelkulturs already in place & have sunflowers planted on one & trying to figure out what to plant on the other since it's in a shady area. I'm sure to find some good ideas here!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Apr 24, 2013 8:06 PM CST Admin

Welcome! to ATP!

If you're in East Texas than we're neighbors! I have yet to find anything that doesn't do well in hugelkultur. The shade is the limiting factor there, I would think.

Here our wood is plentiful because we lost so many trees in the drought a couple years ago!

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