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infrared hugelbed

 
Bill Bradbury
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The chickens scratched the mulch from the side of this hugelbed, so I checked the temps with my infrared camera. Pretty cool!

Notice that the other hugelbeds are warm as well, only covered in mulch, but the most interesting thing to me is the apple tree trunk coming up out of the bed is quite warm as well.

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kyle saunders
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This is really cool, do you think you could get a visible light picture of the same hugel?

I am no Geordi La Forge, but the scene its in almost makes sense.

And you are right, the tree is looking pretty warm! Wonder if the warm bed warms the sap running through the tree? If so that could help with some micro climates!
 
Dale Hodgins
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I have harvested potatoes on a cool morning of 50F.  The potatoes were as warm as my hands and the ground steamed. Snakes spend the winter under the beds. In summer, they lie on top of the mulch or on the flat rocks.
 
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