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i need good pictures of hugelkultur beds for an article i'm writing

 
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The Place Of Gathering picture is where I first started working with Sepp. Utopia Borealis has just completed extensive earthworks last month.
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This is the first Hugelkultur bed since I moved out on my new farm. I've built others but didn't take as many pictures of the building process. The wind can get crazy out here, so I chose to wet the outer layer of soil and spread it on. Spreading the wet soil on also helped with making the bed steeper, the only drawback being that when it dried it was hard and resembled a desert. The plants didn't seem to mind after being planted in soft soil pockets, and then when the bed was mulched with straw the soil softened up again. The yield was great and I'm sure the bed will produce even better in the years to come..
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A few hugels for Cas.
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Hugel terrace
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Hugel retaining wall
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Hugel swale
 
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And one more for Cas
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This falls hugel bed.
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layer one
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needs mulch
 
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and the finishing touches....
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yay mulch
 
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I will try to get around to taking a photo of these beds completed.
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We made three trenched hugel beds side by side, off contour for frost movement
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2-3 layers of wood and soil
 
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You can use all the photos from my hugelkultur post.
 
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I will first attempt to just link to the thread I have already created. If this is insufficient for your needs dear Cassie Lang, let me know. I will be glad to repost what photos I have gathered thus far. More to come as I am going to try and take biweekly if not weekly photos for real scientific documentation.

https://permies.com/t/51256/hugelkultur/hugelkultur-bed#414954
 
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Ah yes, Hugelkultur images, one of my favorite things to see and share!
My permission granted for use in the article.

I have over the years posted my progress pretty extensively with various hugelkultur systems.
Here's some links to those threads:

https://permies.com/t/25531/hugelkultur/Hugelkultur-keyhole
https://permies.com/t/29919/hugelkultur/Hugelkultur-Large-WIP
https://permies.com/t/39195/hugelkultur/Hugelbed-mini
https://permies.com/t/51595/hugelkultur/Hugelkultur-mounds
https://permies.com/t/39194/hugelkultur/Hugelbed-Strawberry-Tower

But for convenience, I'll upload some samples here as well. To see everything and cherry pick what you like best, please checkout the links above.
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Here's a Hugelkultur project I helped construct for some friends this year - whom I've been hinting for a couple years.
Despite the location being less then ideal (partially in the woods, thus shady) they were very impressed with the potatoes they harvested from this bed!


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These are from:
https://permies.com/t/39195/hugelkultur/Hugelbed-mini

This small bed I constructed for a friend did amazingly well right from the start. Must've been the wood from the dead apple tree, which once stood were this bed is now.
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A few pics of my hugel...
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Same bed as above...
Wood included- pine, locust, tree of heaven, oak, some newly cut some rotting, various vines, Japanese barberry. This bed just passed its third year of production.
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Here are some Hugelkultur beds that my nephew, Jeff Roy built at my organic farm in Rumford, Maine.. Annette @ No View Farm & Bakery
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Hugelkultur beds at No View Farm
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Hugelkultur beds at No View Farm
 
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This is not strictly a hugelbed but can work in an urban setting. It's my "Hugelplanters" I have iris, bluebells, fuschia, lobelia, petunia in most of them and I planted a few nasturtium seedlings in the central one-it went wild! I found these logs hollowed out in the forest and brought them home. I cut one horizontally in half and tacked wire mesh on the bases of the others and filled them all with compost. This is their second season and definitely much better now that they are saturated and stabilised. I watered them maybe once a week in the hot past of summer July/Aug but nothing else.
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Hugelplanters before I cleared some nasturtium
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Once I cleared some nasturtium
 
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Some more photos once I cleared some plant growth and the size of the planter the nasturtium was in
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I am not an urban gardener but I do have a small backyard. Figured I'd send a few more pics of some small scale stuff.
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Backyard Bok Choi bed
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I plant hops in horizontal hugels. They produced wonderfully in their first year!
 
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Back patio hugelkultur. We dug a hole four feet deep and filled it with wood, leaves, manure, etc, and built the hugelkultur on top of it. Herb spiral built from scavenged cottonwood bark in front.
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Here are my first hugelkultur mounds. I built them pretty quickly just to have a place to put some plants I dug out of my raised garden beds. I have various berry plants growing in them plus volunteers from my previous year's garden. They really need more soil...didn't have enough at the time to do it right.
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Here is a video of my hugelkultur garden below, and you can get a lot of good screenshots from that.



-Cassie K, veganslivingofftheland.blogspot.com
 
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Hey, just Made my first hugel bed for a herb garden, hard work, but just once hopefully.
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Hey, just Made my first hugel bed for a herb garden, hard work, but just once hopefully.



Ha Ha, Awesome! That looks very familiar. I made something very close to that a few years back.
I predict you'll have success - I was happy with the results from mine. Yes hard work indeed but, it's nice to have something that looks neat.

Good luck.
 
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Some updates on my large hugelkultur.

see link:
https://permies.com/t/29919/hugelkultur/large-Hugelkultur-Work-Progress#420052

here's a sample: Please view link above to see more!

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TL,DR

I skimmed quickly thru the previous photos just looking for the OP's comments. I didn't see her say enough is enough yet, even though her goal has been met. I,m glad I missed the deadline, as she may have used mine as the bad examples. I really hadn't taken the time to study much of the proper process and considerations. I just did it.
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I'm from Wales UK and have recently started creating some Hugelkultur beds on my allotment. It has not been used for last 3-4 years so was really overrun. It has a load of raspberries and blackberries on the site but have not been tended to for ages, so will be pulling them all up, creating Hugelkultur beds and replanting them onto the new beds. I'll post up some pics of what I've already done.
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