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Hello. Maybe I am not posting in the right place? Ekk...At any rate. My beloved and I have started a pretty intensive Hugelkultur project and we were looking into showing you what we have done so far and what advice anyone has. right now we have 6 Hugelkultur structures. they seem to be about 4 feet tall and about 8 or more feet long. We also have included a children's area that will be fenced in so the tiny ones wont run off. So far three of the Hugelkulturs are mulched and planted with clover seeds. Some white clover others crimson clover. In Hugel bed 3 I have a pea guild. I don't even know if such a thing exists, but it hopefully does now!!! In this bed we have climbing peas, dwarf ground peas, 25 strawberries, parsley, carrots, spinach varieties, lettuces, early okra, red celery, and when the ground heats up more we will be planting daisies, cuckumbers and beans. We built a fairy trellis structure for the peas (and eventually) cucks and beans to climb. I have been extensively research companion plants so I am pretty confident in these guys growing together...however...it is pose to be a food forest hugelkultur and so far these plants will not be sufficient for future use. I was curious if I had anything to plant there that would go good with this guild and help satisfy the desire for sustainability. I do have pictures of what we are doing on my blog site http://christeeofthelight.blogspot.com/
I have some videos as well...but alas I do not quite know yet how to edit them...when I do I will keep you posted if there is interest. Thanks for reading this!!!
 
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Welcome to permies.com, Christee.

I have yet to build a hugle, so I am always interested to hear feedback from those who have them.
Good luck, and I hope Mother Nature smiles down on your garden.

 
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Howdy Christee, welcome to Permies, Sounds like you have a great start. Looking forward to seeing/hearing more.
 
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I just updated my blog with a few videos of the hugelkultur landscaping we have completed as of a couple weeks ago, if anyone would like to see them. I would welcome any comments, thoughts, and ideas. I have NEW videos as well that I should learn to edit before I post!!! I am still learning (thank goodness)!!

http://christeeofthelight.blogspot.com/2013/04/blog-post.html
 
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