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Funny Little Story

 
Leon Segler
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So, not too long ago I made a hugul bed, I mean it was more like a proto hugul you know, kind of ragtag. It was some logs they had just cut off the tree, layered with spanish moss, then a tiny bit of soil from home depot, I swear it was organic. I would throw about-to-go-bad food into the hugul randomly, never watered, although we get plenty of rain. A couple of months went by and it was making little progress, but around the edges some circular grasses(like stems with saucers on top) started to grow, I was happy. Later, when we were cleaning behind the shed, I came into a pile of vines, easily twice as big as the hugul, and the hugul at that point was looking pretty skimpy and sad, so I piled them on. It took awhile, but most of the nitrogen from the leaves drained out, into the soil I hope, and what was left was like straw I suppose, and the Saucer grass moved inward, I was elated! Throughout the pile now there were many saucers and soon even some little flower weeds began to grow in it, experiment success. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I saw some new type of grass growing in the middle of the bed where not even the saucers grew, it was a soft green and kind of looked like hollow tubes, I was pretty pleased with this developement. So, today, I showed my mom this new type of grass in the hugul, and she said "That's onions." Ha! They were actually onions, one of the bad onions I had put into the hugul months ago had turned into two onions, and their shoots were growing out of the hugul, I felt pretty stupid, but also incredibly happy, this is the first time I've ever grown something edible xD. So no matter how unintentionally it happened, I became a gardener today.
 
William James
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Good Job!
Volunteer gardening at its finest.

The more kitchen waste, the more you get kitchen product. Tomatoes, onions, potatoes, squash, zucchini... All those seem to do pretty as they come out the other end of cool composting, and it's free food so what could be better.

William
 
Tim Wells
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what a funny story!

hahaha

"a tiny bit of soil from home depot, I swear it was organic"

hahaha

seriously tho just rake an inch or 2 fro mthe path and chuck that on

"bad onions I had put into the hugul months ago had turned into two onions,"

ha

love it, grow that badboy on and watch it flower!

 
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