I've got lots of invasive bush honeysuckle that we cut out of the fenceline. The last thing I want is for this stuff to start growing anywhere else on my property but as I look at all the twigs and wood laying there I'm wanting to do something useful with it. What do you think - would it be safe to bury in a hugelkulture bed or should I just burn it all?
I read someone said for fruittrees they do better planted next to the hugelkulture beds than in them. I've got some struggling fruit trees and thought it might be nice to do some terracing (they're on a hillside) to let water sink in. Before I plant anything under them would be a good time to rearrange the topography. So would putting hugel beds on the downhill sides of the fruit trees be a good use of all this bush honeysuckle waste?
I have the same Japanese Honeysuckle issue here in middle TN....it is everywhere!. I just cleared a ton of it out this morning and was wondering the same thing. I am in the middle of building my first test Hugelkultur bed. Like you I want to be forever rid of this nuisance and I certainly do not want it coming back.
How about converting them to bio-char? I've seen plans for making a simple bio-char processor -- one smaller barrel inside a larger one -- and converting them into something you know will help, as opposed to something that might spread an invasive weed?
anything that grows easily from roots and is invasive could surely root and take over a hugelbed..i have always warned against allowing willow pieces near anything important as willow trees will grow from nearly nothing..so be careful if you know it is likely to root, yes.
Bloom where you are planted.