Petra Smirnoff wrote:Thanks for that, Paul's article was what lead me to this forum in the first place. I like Sepp's even better though!
I still don't understand though how the hugel beds maintain such a steep angle without erosion though. Specifically when building the bed, before planting on it. Most of the pictures I've seen on here are considerably flatter than 60 degrees so I guess other people are also having trouble with that idea. I asked here because of Neil's comment, so I guess my question about slope was to him.
Petra Smirnoff wrote:I had a thought last night as I was drifting to sleep that someone could keep a hugel bed of any size with steep enough sides by packing branches into cardboard boxes and then building a structure like a pyramid to the intended height, with a 60 degree incline all around. Once the structure is in place the soil and upside down sod could be added. Could make very mini hugel beds like Brenda's with branches packed into just one or two cardboard boxes and soil added to the right angle on the sides and top!