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Hugelkultur: video of me setting up a bed

 
Siloe Oliveira
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Hey everyone,

I am sharing a video of me setting up a hugelkultur inspired bed. It is episode two of a gardening webseries I am making: Suburban Homestead.

What do you think?

 
Miles Flansburg
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Howdy Siloe, welcome to permies!
Nice job on the video production, especially your graphics!
Some of the information you presented is spot on while some has been debated here at permies. Please take some time to read through some of the other threads and Paul Wheaton articles at richsoil.com.
Did you say that you will be fertilizing in you next episode?
Have you done soil testing?
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Howdy Siloe, welcome to permies!
Nice job on the video production, especially your graphics!
Some of the information you presented is spot on while some has been debated here at permies. Please take some time to read through some of the other threads and Paul Wheaton articles at richsoil.com.
Did you say that you will be fertilizing in you next episode?
Have you done soil testing?


Thanks Miles!

This forum is definitely a great resource and I will be reading it more in depth. I am experimenting and, certainly, I know some things I do will be mistakes. In the next episode I am making I will talk about fertilizing the bed, that is correct. Unfortunately I haven't tested the soil, and that would be a great idea to show things in a more scientific way. I will try to incorporate that idea next season. Thank you very much for the feedback. As soon as I finish the next episode in the coming weeks, I will post.
 
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Siloe, the reason I ask is that you may not have to use fertilizer. Especially chemicals!
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Siloe, the reason I ask is that you may not have to use fertilizer. Especially chemicals!


definitely no chemicals. In fact I will be talking exactly about that in the next video.
 
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Loved the videos, subscribed. We're starting our research on much of this stuff at the same time, looking forward to seeing more. Good luck!
 
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marc dostie wrote:Loved the videos, subscribed. We're starting our research on much of this stuff at the same time, looking forward to seeing more. Good luck!

Thanks Marc! I will be posting more videos in the future!
 
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Hey man I love watching your videos, you are clearly a really talented artist and video producer.

In regards to the next video on fertilizers... I wanted to say, one thing you can do is turn the shady areas on your property into compost production. Living close to Bmore must mean you are surrounded by restaurants and supermarkets, they can provide all the free organic matter you need (in the form of kitchen scraps and spoiled produce.). Its true that some places won't do it but if you plead your case, the right chef or manager would do it. Anywhere near an urban area can provide a lot of waste food, it just needs to be amalgamated
 
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Jackson Casey wrote:Hey man I love watching your videos, you are clearly a really talented artist and video producer.

In regards to the next video on fertilizers... I wanted to say, one thing you can do is turn the shady areas on your property into compost production. Living close to Bmore must mean you are surrounded by restaurants and supermarkets, they can provide all the free organic matter you need (in the form of kitchen scraps and spoiled produce.). Its true that some places won't do it but if you plead your case, the right chef or manager would do it. Anywhere near an urban area can provide a lot of waste food, it just needs to be amalgamated


Thanks Jackson, I am glad you liked watching the videos.

That is a great idea. getting food waste for compost. I have seen some urban gardens that do just that. It can really help relieve the load on landfills and makes a lot of sense. It might take a bit of time and planning to get all the organic material, which makes it a less than optimal solution for me.

Thanks for the tip, and thanks for watching and subscribing.
 
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