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Hugelkultur is an ancient method of raised-bed gardening, one that utilizes fallen wood. It has been used in Europe for centuries. In German it translates to "mound culture." Building one of these mounds takes a bit of work, but it will last for a long time, and it will be a self-watering, self-feeding, and self-composting raised bed! I have built mine in the vegetable garden, but you could have one serving as a perennial flower bed.
Mar 21, 2016 11:25 AM CST
|I started following Sepp Holzer from Austria back in 2008, trying to learn how to do things with nature instead of against nature. I am still learning I finally got around to putting in my first “ hugel bed” in 2012
I put in logs of maple and red alder, with lots of limbs as well
I covered those with straw and as many leaves as I could gather
The news paper would have been a great idea. My bed was about 3 1/2 feet tall and 18 feet long. I hauled soil from our meadow and dumped over the bed.
It has been growing for me ever since.
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
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