Dave Dahlsrud wrote:I think you're going to find you'll have lots of settling and really, really, really good rodent habitat with your style of bed. I made the mistake of not building one of my beds in layers(wood/dirt/wood...etc)like Bryant suggests doing (and Paul espouses as the proper method for hugel construction). That's what it looks like you have going on in the pictures on your blog. In my experience that sucker is going to be chocked full of mice, voles, etc. You might want to look into mitigation on that front now. I've imported lots of snakes (many showed up on their own)from around the property, and manually started breaking down some of the open areas and filling them after the fact. I have quite a few perennials in there after three seasons otherwise I would have torn the whole thing down and rebuilt it. During the normal growing season the rodents aren't to bad, but as things get cooler they really start taking a tole. Things like strawberries and even some of my gooseberries have been paying the price for my ignorance. If it were me I'd break those beds down now and rebuild them, before you get in too deep. Learn from my screw up....
Bryant RedHawk wrote:hau kola Tyler, indeed it is nearly impossible to get enough dirt into a fresh built growing mound.
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry. I wrung this tiny ad and it was still dry.
Harvesting Rainwater for your Homestead in 9 Days or Less by Renee Danghttps://permies.com/wiki/206770/Harvesting-Rainwater-Homestead-Days-Renee