Tyler Ludens wrote:Be careful the hugelkultur doesn't act as a swale, because misery may result: https://permaculturenews.org/2015/11/06/dont-try-building-hugel-swales-this-is-a-very-and-i-mean-very-bad-idea/
Be sure terraces can drain, rather than trapping water.
Brian Rodgers wrote:
I hope this is helpful and not lecturing.
s. ayalp wrote:This project is not “hugel culture on contour”. I am not going to go into why I think it is a bad idea.
Sandy Smithsson wrote:Thank you so much for this post! I also have slope and clay, although not as extreme as yours, and have been struggling with how to deal with it, as my topsoil each year runs down the yard. I built a couple low retaining walls, to try and stop, but I LOVE the idea of incorporating the hugel beds! W fortunatly have access to free loads of compost from our town, and I have been using that to level out the layers (but moving 10 pickup loads of compost with a wheelbarrow is hard work. Like you, I have found picking a small goal and feeling the accomplishment is a great way to get a big project done!
What is your gardening zone and elevation, may I ask? And, is your soil alkaline?