Ask a Question forum: how soon can i use a hugelkultur bed

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Name: suz erhart
leeds, maine (Zone 5a)
Feb 24, 2014 9:50 AM CST
If I build these this spring - can I also plant in them this spring? Or is there a time period of decomposing that needs to occur.

Thank you in advance.
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Feb 24, 2014 3:41 PM CST
Hi Suerhart, Welcome!
I cannot help you with your question, but I think this article might give you an answer...

Name: Dave Whitinger
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Feb 27, 2014 12:04 PM CST Admin

I somehow missed this thread! So I'm 3 days late. Smiling

I always plant my hugelkultur beds right away. It's good to get stuff growing in them right away. But just know that your bed won't be as productive the first year. Potatoes, onions and things like that are excellent for first year beds.

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