What Is Hugelkultur?: Glad I read this first!

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What Is Hugelkultur?

By Artistwantobe
March 21, 2016

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.

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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
Mar 26, 2016 7:39 PM CST
I had planned to try this this year but I was just going to lay it on top of the ground and bring in soil. I'm sure I will still have to but it makes so much more sense to dig first! Thanks for the nice article.
Here is a picture of a plot using Hugelkultur at the Madison Community Garden in NJ.
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Thank You!

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