Does anyone know how to access, or the URL of, the video of Mark van der Meer's hugelcuture bed, that Paul Wheaton made, and talks about, in minutes 1:17 and 1:18, of his recent excellent talk on "Replacing Irrigation with Permaculture," in San Diego, which the following link accesses:
I wanted to know more of the details, as I am planning hugelculture beds.
I wanted to get an idea of the size, etc.
I was especially curious because he spoke of it being made of slash, rather than large pieces of wood.
I am happy that there are more and more of these hugelculture beds being made and that Paul makes videos of them for us to learn from.
I was happy to learn in Paul's talk that I refer to in my email above that Sepp Holzer plants a lot of nitrogen fixing plants on his hugelculture beds, as the fact that the wood would tie up nitrogen had me holding back on the project.
Best of luck with all your projects.
Happiness, Health, Peace and Abundance for All.
In my own buried wood beds and hugelkultur I've added a LOT of nitrogen ingredients - chicken poo and bedding, old hay and sheep poo. But I can imagine not having enough of these and nitrogen-fixing plants being important. Might be more of an issue if the wood pieces are smaller, but I'm not sure. I've used a variety of sizes in my beds, from logs I could barely move to small twigs.
Permaculture isn't that hard to understand. Sometimes a little bump helps: richsoil.com/cards