Tyler Ludens wrote:Do you feel those who promote it as a means to grow food without irrigation are misunderstanding the method?
Tyler Ludens wrote:
I thought the main idea of hugelkultur is that it keeps itself damp. That it is a means to grow food without irrigation.
"grow a typical garden without irrigation or fertilization"
Wes Hunter wrote:Another potentially applicable tidbit:
We raise heritage breed chickens for meat. Calculating our costs, we determined that we needed to charge $5.50/lb. to make it worth our while, which is a fair bit above the going supermarket rare of about $1.00/lb., and decidedly more than the other farmers market vendors (raising CRX) selling at $3.50-4.00/lb. But interestingly, we researched historic chicken prices and found that, adjusted for inflation, a chicken sold in 1951 would go for $5.46/lb. today.
Travis Johnson wrote:I know no one can answer why type questions, buy why can't quality food cost less? It seems to be a challenge no one is willing to address.
John Duffy wrote:I would use mulch instead. It will break down and contribute to building the soil