The site of a organic pool, 50% swim area, 50% water plants. It was obvious that we'd have a nice amount of topsoil to put to use, so we decided to build a hugelkultur bed. This bed would serve to grow food but also as a modest privacy barrier, separating the pool from a nearby foot path.
Removing the soil with an excavator we set aside the topsoil for a hugelkultur bed.
Here are the humble beginnings of the hugelkultur bed. Logs, sticks, leaves, palm fronds, coconut husks make up the center.
Using an excavator we started to pile on the topsoil.
Here is the finished pile, the beginnings of the final palm frond layer. This will prevent the soil being washed down during the rainy season.
Here you can see the palm fronds covering and the first young Pumpkin appearing on the hugelkultur bed.
Close up of the little guy. First young Pumpkin appearing on the hugelkultur bed.
This was my first attempt so any feedback is most welcome.