Ivan Russian wrote:
Kevin Morland wrote:My brother in law created his first Hugelkulture in Northern Wisconsin and it was immediately infested with voles. Is there an obvious mistake people make to cause such a thing? Is there a trick to keep them out of it?
The hugel is, pretty much, an ideal habitat for rodents; like it or not.
It is what it is.
I got them too in my hugel bed (even though my hugel is inside the fine wire mesh fenced garden).
They still found it.
I just trapped them best I could.
Added: I also think that the rodents in the hugel mean - the hugel mound is dry inside.
This is what the animals are looking for. Dry, warm and safe - perfect habitat for voles. Bad for gardening.
This also means that the particular hugel was build incorrectly in some way or is just not meant to be in that place at all (bad design, bad location, unsuitable local climate, etc).
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Pros/cons on log placement, should the be placed vertically or horizontally?
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Juha Imberg wrote:This is propably a stupid question, but... Where I can find this podcast episode?
Not stupid at all!
We are working on getting it all edited and posted as we speak! We will post a message here in this thread once it's done.
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