Hugelkultur in nature

How and Why you must build a Hügelkultur bed in your garden.

  Do you want a system that reduces your need for constant watering and fertilizing your garden? One that allows you vegetables to grow their best in differing micro climates? This system exists and has been practiced in Europe for generations, and is now making its way into American gardening. “Hügelkultur” is a German word meaning “hill culture,” or “mound culture.” Basically, it is a raised planting bed created by layering wood and other compostable materials under a layer of soil, in which the seeds and seedlings are planted. Hügelkultur mimics the natural cycle of decomposition found on the forest[…]

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