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What Should I Do?

Hugelkultur Mound

Building with Hugelkultur

Steps for creating a low-water, mounded organic garden
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 4:44 PM

Hugelkultur (“HOO-gull” (mound) culture) is a permaculture gardening method that utilizes buried logs to create an effective gardening and growing system with local resources and materials.  A few of the key features of hugelkultur include:

  • Decomposing logs absorb and hold water like sponges
  • Yard waste and sod provide nutrients
  • Polyculture planting attracts good insects, birds, and bees, reducing pests naturally
  • Micro‐ecosystem of mound conserves and promotes healthy, biologically active soil for decades
  • No crop rotation, no tilling, organic gardening
Daily Prep

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Introduction to Hugelkultur

How to build irrigation-free raised beds
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 9:16 PM

A gardening method that incorporates covered piles of biomass to help store and manage water use more efficiently.  An interesting concept to explore.  Anyone have experience with it?

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