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Mick Smith
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Several years ago I put in several traditional raised beds on top of our hard clay soil. These worked well but they didn't produce nearly as well as the woody beds I created after learning about hugulkulture. So this fall I picked up some alleve and went to work converting my raised beds to hugul beds:

http://theaveragedude.net/index.php/2016/12/25/converting-raised-beds-to-hugul-beds/

This experience  taught me the value of clay and how it can be a super valuable addition to your soil composition. Has anyone else on the forum converted their beds? It's a lot of work but the long term value will be huge!

 
Slava On
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Location: Virginia, 7b zone
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I just built a new raised bed on top of some rotten logs. Since it is built on a slope, it allowed me to fill the space on the bottom with chunks of wood, where a soil could be wasted.
The exposed rocks, that the frame is resting on, also serve as heat accumulators.









I am preparing it to be a cold frame and grow some greens in early 2017.
 
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