Hugelkultur

Suzie being the brilliant gardener that she has no doubt known about Hulgelkultur for quite a while but it was news to me. It is our plan to prevent the vegetable beds from flooding again when it rains (and blimey does it pour down here sometimes). What appealed to me about it was that it uses up the byproduct of land management, pruned trees, dug turf, etc., etc.

FIREWOOD LAYER
You can dig the beds first and I did a little (you need top soil at the end of the process) but it’s back breaking work and to save our backs we wanted our Hugelkultur beds to be as high as possible.
BRANCH LAYER
LEAF LAYER
STRAW LAYER
COMPOST LAYER
MULE POOP LAYER
GRASS SOD AND TOP SOIL LAYER (WATERED)
INSULATE AND WAIT FOR SPRING!

Chickens helpful as ever
Farmer Mack (also helping)

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