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Hugelkultur buffers against to much water too.

 
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When I saw my first permaculture video I went out the next day and started digging holes. Holes everywhere. All shapes, sizes and orientations. I even dug straight down, dropped in a log and planted hops on top. I remember thinking that the Hugelcultures were a hedge against drought but I’ve found it to mitigate too much rainfall as well. In a typical year we get a decent amount of rain in spring and nothing all summer. In summer and into fall rain comes after a tropical system has hit another part of the southeast. This year has been an odd one one as far as that goes. Precipitation has been heavy and often. My neighbors have lost most of their soil to erosion and their veggies have rotted where the water stood. Not here though. Everything continues along its merry way of profound production. They really are the perfect weapon against uncertain weather patterns year after year.
 
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That is great to hear. I'm in zone 5a, Toronto Canada and last night I finished my first hugelkultur bed. I'm excited to see it evolve over time.

Thanks for your post.
 
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Good deal Edgard! You’ll be surprised how well they work.
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