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Newbie question

 
Kate Day
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Location: Maine
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I am creating hugelbeds on a slight slope which faces south. Am I correct in that I orient my beds across the face of the slope ( east/west) rather than up and down the length of the hill? I would definitely appreciate feedback, as I will be digging in multiple beds ( yay for a tractor w/ backhoe!) and want them done correctly!
 
John Elliott
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Aligning them across the face of the hill, the way the contour lines run, helps with water retention. Have fun with the backhoe!
 
Kate Day
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Thanks so much, John! It seemed logical to me.......and since I will be digging to sink my logs and branches I really wanted to make sure I was thinking correctly!
 
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