Building a Hugelkultur bed, in pictures February 19, 2016 | 13 Comments Uncategorized | Tags: Gardens, hugelkultur, Permaculture, Sustainability, synergetic agriculture Step 1: Rototill to break up sod and weeds Step 2: Collect branches (from dead elms) and manure Step 3: Dig in bed, place branches to hold in moisture as they decay Step 4: Spread manure over branches to add nutrients Step 5: Bury branches and double dig over Step 6: Prepare and rake out seed bed Step 7: Planting! This bed will be for early salad greens Share this:TwitterFacebookEmail
13 thoughts on “Building a Hugelkultur bed, in pictures”
Must not have been raining much, and looks like a sunny aspect. Been enjoying winter carrots for the second season, from Barking Moon Farms. On a par with very dark chocolate for getting me through the dark days.
tweet – we already have Spring song here, Winter Wren, Vireo and Song Sparrow
It’s been remarkably sunny and we timed building this just before we got some rain to soak it in. The hope is to hold off on installing irrigation lines a bit longer in case of cold snaps but it’s been remarkably warm this winter. Eerily so. I’ve been sticking out bird feeders more regularly too
Yummy soil, beautiful smooth seedbed. Enjoy!
Smooth as it was going to get with the little fella behind the rototiller
The good life.
You should come check it out for yourself to make sure it’s truly as good as it looks.
Eerily similar to this post I did a couple years ago http://b-rinternship.tumblr.com/post/29862597427/did-you-ever-wonder-how-to-build-a-hugle-kulture
See you soon!!!
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, right? With a seasoned veteran on the way, we have in fact planned out some much more major installations. Get Ready! See you soon!
Thanks for the post!
Who is the other little one?
That’s our nephew, Fede’s sister’s son. He is really into being helpful