Northern California Hugelkultur Questions: buckeye, manure, first crop?
posted 5 years ago
I live in Carmel Valley(Monterey, ca) where I am setting up some Hugel beds and I was hoping for some advice! First off has anyone ever made one out of buckeyes? I am kinda concerned that the branches might reboot and grow... I have laid out all the wood and am planning on covering them with dead leaves than dirt. I have a good source of horse manure, do you think it would be worthwhile to add it to the pile? Does anyone have any suggestions of what would be a good first crop to plant on it? It's not fenced in so I need something somewhat deer resistant.
How are your hugelkulture beds doing now? I'm in Pacific Grove, and a big fan of permaculture, though no room to grow. Are you finding life sustaining results from your efforts? especially here in this 'not cheap' location?
Anyway, hope it's going well.
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