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Karen Donnachaidh
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I had to pull all my onions out of one of my hugel beds today because the cows got out and ate the tops off all of them (and a few other things). But....look at these impressive roots! They all broke off way down but there's one in this bunch with a root 13 inches long.
Therefore, I was wrong when I told my husband that we should only plant shorter rooted plants in the hugel this year because the wood pile under it still being fairly new probably wouldn't accommodate long roots yet. Good growing!
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That's impressive
 
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Yay Hugels! Boo, cows. But at least you can still eat onions even when you pick them early.
 
Karen Donnachaidh
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Huge hugel fan! These onions would have kept growing. This is the second year for this bed and it's done great.
 
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