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I am in the process of erecting my geodesic dome greenhouse and it will have raised beds about 30" tall. I live in Colorado at 8300' and with the greenhouse and it's above ground pond, I am able to grow almost 365 days. I am forming my beds, and I came across the hugelkultur which totally made sense to me. If I have walls that form my raised beds, will the hugelkultur work?
 
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I think it will work if you remember that the rotting wood will shift and sink as it decomposes, so the level of the beds might change dramatically over the season. Also, many of us have had rodents move into hugelkultur and buried wood beds, so if rodents can get into your greenhouse, you might want to be aware of that.
 
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Thank you for your reply. I was thinking about the decomposition, but not about the rodents. I won't do anything with the beds until it is completely built with a door. And hardware wire on the bottoms...I am already seeing vole destruction.
 
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