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My First Hugelkultur Swale on Contour Bed - Video

 
Loren Hunt
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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - Zone 5B
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This is a chronicle documentary of the creation of my first permaculture hugelkultur swale on contour.

This bed is 6x16 with a 2' peak. Each side is 4' long from ground to peak making the plantable surface area to be 8x16 thus increasing the surface area due to the mounding of soil as opposed to the normal flat garden.

We have 6 - 4x4 beds (96 sqft). This 6x16 (96 sqft) which is actually closer to 8x16 due to the mounding effect is more like (128 sqft) - you can feel free to correct my math this is all estimation anyway. I can't wait to see how it performs over the next few seasons!

 
Bill Rogers
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Location: Tampa, Florida, USA ~ humid subtropical climate, USDA zone 9
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Loren Hunt wrote:This is a chronicle documentary of the creation of my first permaculture hugelkultur swale on contour.



Great video! Thanks for sharing. Let us know how things progress.
 
Loren Hunt
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Here's an update on the bed and me building a new bed - a "hugelkultur swale on contour" with an overflow. Please forgive the wind noise. It's spring in Indiana.

The first bed did really well last year and I have high hopes for it this season as well.


 
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