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Rose Hugel Pots

 
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Just repotted 3 container roses into hugel pots.
Hopefully this will result in lower maintenance permie roses!

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http://lowcostvegetablegarden.blogspot.com/2013/02/rose-hugel-pot.html




 
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I'd suggest use less wood or a much much bigger pot for that much wood. It will need the dirt to support it until that wood gets softer.
 
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Actually, based on my observation last year with some hugel pots, they don't need a lot of soil and the seem to do better with dry, not rotted wood.

The logs wick water down to roots right above the bottom 3-4" soil layer. So the bottom roots get a slow nutrient drip in a wet aerated soil layer. The roots do great in this layer.

I actually think that after the wood rots a lot, the pots will perform less well, but we'll see in a few years.


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Dat floating glove.
 
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