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Not hugel per spec, using branches, bigger chips

 
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Throwing scrape paper in water first.  Then all branches, wood clumps I can fit in, then try to toss all that clay or most of it on top.  Was a low part of yard, (Which there are a lot of them.)
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Hole I dug, was hard work. All that clay, sucktion as I pulled up wet clay.
Hole I dug, was hard work. All that clay, sucktion as I pulled up wet clay.
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Most I hape will fit in hole.
Most I hape will fit in hole.
 
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Dug out more to left, got almost 98% under clay.  The few went on top of my sinking Su Johnson.
 
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Cover hole got all wood like stated above.  You can see flooding in back yard where I'm throwing down wood chips.  Wonder if I should bury all wood chips that would be a monumental task.  Maybe in several areas, getting rain today.
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I'd probably spread most of the wood chips around rather than try to bury them. Digging in this rocky TN clay is hard work. I much prefer to let the worms do it. Do you have access to cow or horse manure? That helps speed the entire "less lawn, more food" process up.
 
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