Dave Ball

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I was planning on leaving it to settle down until the spring, at which point I'll move my strawberries into the bed and add other seedlings as well.

I've told my kids it's their bed so no doubt it will be more about sweet fruit than leafy greens!

Cheers

Dave
7 years ago
...and feeling very pleased with myself!

It's not the largest structure ever seen, probably 2.5m long, 1m wide and 75cm tall but my 9 year old daughter wanted to help and I thought it best to complete a project together rather than only get part way through a larger bed.

I hope it's right, this is what I've done:

removed the turf
dug about 30 cm deep
put down very rotten wood in decent size chunks
put down thinner branches
added upturned turf
added a load of rotted horse manure
topped off with the soil I had dug out of the hole originally, and a bit more


I'm hoping this is right - we are going to extend it so please let me know if it's wrong!

This counts as my first ever permaculture project!

Cheers

Dave
UK
7 years ago
Many thanks for your advice! I think I'll give it a go.

Cheers

Dave

7 years ago
Hi

This is my first post on this site, although I've been reading for a while.

I live in a village in Oxfordshire, UK and have an allotment where I have been growing veggies in the traditional way. I want to build a hugelkultur bed in the new year and have starting gathering wood and manure.

My question is, what are peoples thoughts about using xmas trees within the bed? There will be loads available in the new year and it would be a shame to waste them! From what I have researched it appears it will be OK, but would appreciate any further insight.

Many thanks

Dave
7 years ago