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
posted 3 years ago
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.