Harry Holden

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Most of my trees and what is in the pit is longleaf pine. Also a bit of sassafras.
Reading past posts, berries such as blueberry and elderberry seem to like the acidic environment.
I seem to have many beauty berry (small blueberry) bushes growing wild around the property.
Cheers..
6 years ago
Thanks John.
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Harry...
6 years ago
Thank you all for your advice.
Topsoil it is.
I can probably split the load with half going to the hugelkultur and half to another area that also has a planned garden.
Ten ton of topsoil should cover the hugulkultur nicely.
Harry...
6 years ago
Thank you Gentlemen for the kind welcome.
I'm really getting excited about this.
I called a company that can bring in a dump truck of fill.
They asked if I wanted sand, clay, or topsoil.
I'm thinking sand which is pretty much the soil I have here in South Carolina. That is at $210. a 20 ton load.
Topsoil would be $370. a load.
Would greatly appreciate any thoughts on this.
Thank you.
Harry...
6 years ago
Greetings from the new kid on the block. Also a bit of a noob when it comes to gardening.
Finally been able to do a few things with my new two acre homestead.
One of the things the old tenants left me with is a large clean up of the property.
Toward the back of the property is a large pit, about 20 feet wide and two feet deep.
The pit is filled with old pine logs and branches to about one foot above ground level.
Instant hugelkultur, no?
I was going to have the pit cleaned out, but now I think that I'll just have some fill hauled in and cover it.
Maybe first add some more branches.
What do you think? Is this a good beginning?
Harry...
6 years ago