Steve Thorn wrote:I'm going to try this soon using this big pile of branches that I've been collecting for a while. This will be my first hugelkultur, and I was reading in the other thread that poplars work really good, and its about 80% poplar. It started at about 8 feet tall and has dropped down now to about 5 feet tall. It's been sitting there for over a year, and I'm guessing the ones on the bottom are the softest and most rotten. Is it best to put those towards the top of the hugelkultur since they are the most broken down with the least broken down at the bottom?
Chris Kott wrote:
My question is this: what is the reason for having the wood at ground-level, and not at the bottom of the trench?
Ben Zumeta wrote: I trench under the adjacent path to get soil and aid drainage further, then refill it with woody debris and top it with woodchips.