Hugelkultur Raised Garden Beds

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Now there is a term I personally had never come across until this weekend. A friend was telling me that this year they are going to try build a Hugelkultur raised garden bed. Ummm, a what??

It turns out this is method that originated hundreds of years ago in Germany and Eastern parts of Europe is now becoming very popular, especially among those who practice permaculture. It requires very little to no irrigation especially after the first year and prolongs your gardening season.

Hugelkultur Raised Garden Beds
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • mounds of soil
  • compost
  • manure
  • tree trunks
  • branches and sticks

These beds are easy to build and are basically mounds of soil, compost and manure that are placed over a lot of tree trunks, branches as well as other woody debris. The perfect size for these beds is 6 by 3 feet.

The best type of wood to use is that from alders, apple, cottonwood, poplar, birch and willow trees. Do not use wood from cedar and walnut trees, they release growth inhibiting toxins into the soil.

You can get more information on Mother Nature Network website, here…

How To Build Hugelkultur Raised Beds

You can also watch the video below, on hugelkultur raised garden beds


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