Josey Schanen wrote:I was wondering if I could create Hugelkultur beds with pine and spruce in a wetland anaerobic clay area
Josey Schanen wrote:
(which also happens to have the most neutral soil in our alkaline area due to the wet clay and possibly the conifers) and plant conifer and (possibly) acid tolerant species on the mounds (think: highbush blueberries in particular). And if you have any other inputs regarding the disposal of pine and spruce, it would be greatly appreciated!
Jesse Fister wrote:We're trying it! What the heck.
Our clay soil is very alkaline: 8+. I'm adding a layer of alpaca/lama manure on top of it before a mulch of pine needles for the assumed acidity; I haven't finished that yet.
Josey Schanen wrote:My intention has changed somewhat on the placement of the hugel beds. I don't want to put them in wetlands in particular I want to put them in small patches of what is now lawn to make use of the small spaces