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Small-Scale Hügelkultur Blog

 
Joanne Gross
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Location: Eugene, OR, USDA zone 8b
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Hi guys,

I wrote a blog about my recent hügelkultur project. You can check it out here.

Thanks!
 
Shane McKenna
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Location: Utah
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Very nice!

What a great experiment, I look forward to seeing your long term results. I am not trying to be a back seat gardener, but it would be interesting to do one bed, 2 or 3 times deeper with that many times more wood in them. To see what difference in water consumption might happen with a range of wood mass.

We are going to be building a bunch of hugleculture beds this summer. We have planned to go heavy on the wood, but now you have me thinking we should try a few spots with annuals with a small amount of wood and monitor the difference in water requirements.
 
Joanne Gross
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Location: Eugene, OR, USDA zone 8b
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Thanks! To be honest, I would have dug them all deeper if that nasty gravel was further down and/or piled the wood higher if I had had more wood on hand. I just sort of went with what I had and tried to make the most of it. I have no illusions of accomplishing a garden bed that never needs to be watered, though -- I just want that bed to retain enough water to support vegetables without having to run the soaker hose on it 24/7.

Good luck with your project, I hope it goes well!
 
Dorcas Brown
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Location: west central Missouri
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I have been fighting a similar situation for years only my gravel is about 8 inches below the surface of my whole yard. since I learned of Hugelbeds I've been clearing odd corners of their accumulated logs. twigs leaves.,etc. First tried bolstering my raised bed and this last week making a new pile. Will keep at it as time and energy allow and hope to have enough done before winter to really grow next year
Dorcas.
 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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