Samantha Langlois wrote:Here is a short video done by Michael Pilarski about his hugelkultur in Hot Springs, Montana - hot, dry, evaporative.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
I suppose that there are different definitions of dry...
Tyler Ludens wrote:
It looks extremely green there, and I seem to see some irrigation pipes. The grass beyond the fence is also rather lush and green for a dry location. Montana is quite far north, so not especially evaporative compared to, for instance, my latitude.
We discuss the latitude issue in this thread: https://permies.com/t/12150/hugelkultur/hugelkultur-hot-arid-climate
Hot Springs Montana Latitude 47.6089° N
Dijon France latitude 47.2906° N
Sisterdale Texas latitude 29.9731° N
Cairo Egypt latitude 30.0500° N
Gilbert Fritz wrote:J. K. Johnson, those will really be some dry climate hugels! Looks like you have a "missing" 50 to 80 inches of rain, as opposed to my "missing" 25.
Andrew Schreiber wrote:
A hugel on it's own, without these other tactics, is not liable to be successful.
Tyler Ludens wrote:I agree, but as long as people keep promoting hugelkultur as a method to grow a garden without irrigation even in a desert, I will continue to ask for examples of it.
"grow a typical garden without irrigation or fertilization
has been demonstrated to work in deserts as well as backyards"