• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Herb Spiral Questions

 
Dave Dahlsrud
Posts: 485
Location: North-Central Idaho, 4100 ft elev., 24 in precip
23
books food preservation fungi hugelkultur trees
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I just built my first herb Spiral and was looking for some feedback on my construction techniques. I put down a layer of cardboard, then drew out the spiral, dry stacked the biggest stones I could find/move in the spiral shape. I then back filled it with some old hay bales, and covered the whole mess with about six inches of compost/topsoil mix (1:1). It was crusting over pretty good with some recent rain and watering so I put a thin (1/2 inch or so) layer of fresh grass clippings on top. I did soak the whole mess pretty good as I was making it, and there was little to no seeds in the grass clippings.
 
Dave Dahlsrud
Posts: 485
Location: North-Central Idaho, 4100 ft elev., 24 in precip
23
books food preservation fungi hugelkultur trees
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Here's a pic of the finished product.
20140511_155514.jpg
[Thumbnail for 20140511_155514.jpg]
 
Miles Flansburg
steward
Posts: 3774
Location: Zones 2-4 Wyoming and 4-5 Colorado
142
bee books forest garden fungi greening the desert hugelkultur
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have not made one yet Dave but that looks like a good one to me. Which way is south in the picture?
 
Dave Dahlsrud
Posts: 485
Location: North-Central Idaho, 4100 ft elev., 24 in precip
23
books food preservation fungi hugelkultur trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The lawn chair is facing south. Thanks
 
2017 Permaculture Design Course at Wheaton Labs
http://richsoil.com/pdc
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!