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Building a Hugelkultur Raised Bed

Best and worst woods for Hugelkultur garden  Some of the more desirable woods are:  Alders  Apple  Birch  Cottonwood  Poplar  Willow  Less desirable woods include:    Cedar – lasts long because of natural anti microbial properties  Black walnut – contains the toxin juglone  Black locus – resistant to rotting, may be more useful in humid areas  Pine and fur – both contain tannins

Best and worst woods for Hugelkultur garden Some of the more desirable woods are: Alders Apple Birch Cottonwood Poplar Willow Less desirable woods include: Cedar – lasts long because of natural anti microbial properties Black walnut – contains the toxin j

Slow Living Essentials: A Hugelkultur Experiment

One of the things I am enjoying with the school year routine starting back up is the return of the veggie gardening group I am in.

Hugelkultur bed... LOVE the curve in this one!

I love the idea of hugelkultur, but I don't often see one that is really visually pleasing. but this one has a nice shape and is piled high, I'm a fan

Hugelkultur: The ultimate raised garden bed #garden

Hugelkultur: The ultimate raised garden bed

Article & Videos on Hugelkultur: The ultimate raised garden bed. Dont let the spelling throw you for a loop. This gardening technique may be hard to spell, but its easy to understand and implement.

Hugelkultur raised garden beds in a nutshell:    Grow a typical garden without irrigation or fertilization.    Has been demonstrated to work in deserts as well as backyards.    Use up rotting wood, twigs, branches and even whole trees that would otherwise go to the dump or be burned.    It is pretty much nothing more than buried wood.    Can be flush with the ground, although raised garden beds are typically better.    Can always be small - although bigger is better.

Hugelkultur is making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. Will try this in my raised patio planters to use up all that rotting wood and fill the space.

That, friends, is the start of a hugelkultur raised bed in Dave Whitinger's garden in TX. Crazy fun way to make a veg garden by recycling branches, logs, etc. nature's way.

hugelkultur, nature's raised garden beds

That, friends, is the start of a hugelkultur raised bed in Dave Whitinger's garden in TX. Crazy fun way to make a veg garden by recycling branches, logs, etc.

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