- Low Cost Vegetable Garden: Rose Hugel Pot Update
- Low Cost Vegetable Garden: Hugelkultur
One thing to remember is that hugelkultur's do best in their 3-4th year after wood has broken down, become sponge like and built a network of microbes, fungi and air pockets.
If you try it, here are a few tips from locals:
Be prepared to lose some produce to deer, foxes, groundhogs, or whatever critters populate your neighborhood.
The hugelkultur landscape's natural look is inviting to them.
Don't be alarmed if your garden seems to sink.
As the wood breaks down, air pockets form, and the mound will settle.
This doesn't harm anything, but if you're hoping the garden maintains a certain height for aesthetic reasons, you may want to initially build the garden a few inches above that height.
Remember you're working with the environment.
All materials should be natural, and you shouldn't have to spend a lot of money to create a garden like this.
In addition to the logs Earnest and Hunsiker got from their own felled trees, they used their compost and free mulch from Abington Township.
- Hugelkultur: A pile of patience - and fun - philly-archives