Chase Daniel von Senden
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Hugelkultur

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. Mike Schwencke Mar 25. 5 Replies

Has anyone tried hugelkultur? I'm going to start a little raised bed this way in my backyard and am wondering if anyone has any tips or advice. Much appreciated!

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H. Mike Schwencke replied to Chase Daniel von Senden's discussion Hugelkultur
"We are starting one slowly, along a noisy road next to our house. I guess it would be more like a berm; but we are adding old logs and wood, dirt, rocks, leaves, etc. We hope to get it high enough to cut the noise to the house, from the traffic. We…"
Mar 25
Marty Baker replied to Chase Daniel von Senden's discussion Hugelkultur
"Given the right conditions, cedar will break down like any other wood.  Decay is dependent on temperature, moisture, and pH.  In a garden bed situation, I would think it would decompose ok.  Red cedar is aromatic and used in chests…"
Feb 19
BDinVA replied to Chase Daniel von Senden's discussion Hugelkultur
"I finally got the earthworks done for my zone 1 area.  I am working on fulling the wood core beds.  I have an abundance of cedar trees on the property - anyone know if these are advisable for wood core beds?  I know that cedar has…"
Dec 30, 2013
Blake Kirby replied to Chase Daniel von Senden's discussion Hugelkultur
"My advice is to give it time. Don't expect a bed using buried wood to do much in the first year. It takes time to get a good balance in there. Add lots of organic matter to encourage the composting action. Good luck!"
Dec 30, 2013
BDinVA replied to Chase Daniel von Senden's discussion Hugelkultur
"Using the word "little" means what you are doing probably isn't hugelkultur as defined by the benchmark set by Sepp Holtzer in the permaculture world. Those beds are huge...4-6' tall, 70 degree angle, tons of material... If you…"
Jul 2, 2013
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Hugelkultur

Has anyone tried hugelkultur? I'm going to start a little raised bed this way in my backyard and am wondering if anyone has any tips or advice. Much appreciated!
Apr 16, 2013
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What topics are of most interest to you
Aquaponics, Permaculture, Organic Growing, Community Building, Worm Farming, Backyard Chickens, Local Food Movement, Water Technology
What topics can you potentially contribute valuable input and experience to at any level - novice to expert:
Tool making, Foraging / Hunting and Gathering

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