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Will Fresh Eleagnus Prunings Send out Shoots While Buried Hugel Style?  RSS feed

 
Graham Robertson
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I am making some hugel trenches about 5 inches down, filling in with native top/subsoil then covering the whole area with a few inches of compost. So anywhere from 4-8 inches below surface.

I ran out of brush and logs to fill it all the way up, so I pruned some of our invasive Eleagnus (I think it is E. umbellatus), and I am wondering if these fresh trimmings will send out shoots.

That would not be cool as I am trying to grow edibles above the buried biomass.
 
Brenda Groth
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i don't know but I would be interested to see what happens...keep us posted.

we had to have fill brought in that had willow in it, and I kept retilling ovef and over till I got ALL the baby willow sprouts out..what a mess..but 10 years later no problem with them..so I'm always wondering what plants might do that.
 
Jordan Lowery
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How thick are the branches? If they are thick as in an inch to a few inches they may root. Smaller branches have less of a chance but may also root. When it comes to plants like autumn olive I usually use it on top of the hugelkultur. Or let it dry and then bury it.
 
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