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vertical hugelkulture for spring planting

 
Jeff Wesolowski
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Location: nw ohio
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I will be planting trees shortly, will be ordering tomorrow and have a plan to help with summer moisture. I plan on digging a posthole in each spot and putting vertical sticks and refilling with dirt and watering well to eliminate air pockets. I hope this will be a nice pathway for roots to follow to stay well hydrated this summer. Also plan on having a nitrogen fixer with it, likely an alder to help nurse along. Anyone do this? Seen very good results of this for vegetable crops from others. thanks jeff
 
John Elliott
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Sounds like a good plan. When you dissect into a hugelbed, you will find that roots travel down vertical pieces of wood, especially in the space between the bark and the wood.
 
Jeff Wesolowski
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thanks for the reply, that's what I thought about what those roots might do. Feel kinda stupid, should have my plants in the ground already, I'm to indecisive about getting my order in.
 
Spencer Davis
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That sounds like a really good idea Jeff! I have several fruit trees left to plant within the next week or so, I may get the tractor out and give it a try
 
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