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Need to check this out when the growing season is over. Hugelkultur is a composting method that relies on raised beds filled with rotting wood. Its purpose is to retain moisture, irrigate, and provide fertile soil for plant growth!

hugelkultur - the ultimate raised garden beds - good article with a variety of examples

Hugelkultur: Sepp Holzer explains how burying branches, even whole trees, in raised beds allows the gardener or farmer to grow an incredible variety of food, even on the most unpromising upland or arid land. (scroll down) Sepp Holzer is awesome!

To put it simply, hugelkultur involves building a raised bed that is filled with rotted wood. This wood acts as a sponge to hold moisture and it provides a home to beneficial insects.

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To put it simply, hugelkultur involves building a raised garden bed that is filled with rotted wood. This wood acts as a sponge to hold moisture and it provides a home to beneficial insects.

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Hügelkultur (German, meaning “hill culture” or “mound culture”) is the garden concept of building raised beds over decaying wood piles. Decayed timbers become porous and retain moisture while.

Hügelkultur Bed. Hügelkultur is a raised plant bed built over decaying wood and compostable materials.  A fallen tree becomes a “nurse log”, decomposing, releasing nutrients, and nourishing new growth above for years, even decades. As the wood decays, it becomes more porous, storing water like a giant sponge, and releasing it slowly back into the bed’s soil. This means less plant watering; some gardeners report their beds thrived all season from rainfall alone.

Hügelkultur Bed: A fallen tree becomes a “nurse log”, decomposing, releasing nutrients, and nourishing new growth above for years, even decades.

{Hugelkultur – Using waste wood to build a raised bed garden}

How to Build a Hugelkultur Raised Bed Garden

Converting a small existing orchard to an edible forest garden

If you want to convert an orchard to a food forest, start with the soil. Feed the soil, and the microorganisms in it will work to feed everything else.

Turn an unused corner of your backyard into an impressive DIY garden with the hugelkultur raised bed garden technique!

Hugelkultur Raised Bed Garden — Home & Garden

How to make a WORM TOWER - You see this idea over and over in many forms including 'key hole gardens' and 'the Garden Tower'. The system is sound.

How to Build a Worm Tower - This visually illustrates the concept of building a worm farm in your raised garden bed, where you want your compost worms to go to work for you, feeding your vegetables with nutrients. This system allows you to recycle food sc

This French gardener is inserting dormant willow whips into the ground and weaving the tops into a lattice. They will root come spring and this will become a free living fence. — with la chacra de la abuela. Shared from: Organic Gardening

The living willow fence- In short, you take long and straight willow stems and plant then in a line in the spring (just stick them in the ground), weaving them into a desired form and tie joints together for stability for the first few years for stability

Strawberries Grown in Vertical Tiers

Strawberries grown in vertical tiers. The screened enclosure doesn't hurt either. Grown on Straw. Can purchase bales of straw for less

Raised Garden Bed Layers // The Fresh Exchange  (cardboard, mulch, soil)

Raised Garden Bed Layers // The Fresh Exchange (cardboard, mulch, soil) And Clyde oak raised bed kit

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