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New hugelkultur bed...plant choices for pacific north west

 
Jamie Wallace
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Location: Lantzville, Vancouver Island,BC Cool temperate, Lat. 49.245 Zone 8a
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Well I just put together my first official hugelkultur bed...
I carved out a shallow trench and added some old, rotten logs I had, then some fresher smaller branches.
The soil I added to the top is very high in organic and between this and the logs I should see some good production.
I'm thinking of the following for plants, but I would love to hear everyone's opinions....well maybe not everyone.
I have some lovely layers off a green fig, I was thinking of planting these along the bottomish south side.
That is something I have not mentioned, the bed runs east-west so I've ended up with a hot and cool side...
Also thinking about some potatoes, peas,squash,blueberries, strawberries, perennial arugula on the north side.
Love to hear what you think.
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Shallow trench cut
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North side
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South side
 
Spencer Davis
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Location: New Castle, IN
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Well don't take my word for expertise first off. I too am looking for advice on which plants do better at top vs bottom and such. My first inclination though is to keep the trees on the morning sun end/side that way as they mature they won't shade the rest of the mound from the afternoon and evening sun?
 
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