This post is short on photos I’m afraid. 😦 And since I have another cold I’m not really up for taking more. Sorry about that. Still, I do have things to share. 🙂 Continue reading
It’s a strange time of year when a very late winter crop and an ultra early summer crop overlaps in harvest but they have indeed done just that. 🙂 Continue reading
I sit here, exhausted! And boy does it feel good. 🙂 I am well ready for bed though.
Except that I’ve just not got around to posting. 🙂 Just a quick update post of what we’re doing and where we’ve been. 🙂 Continue reading
I’ve blogged before (here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) about our ongoing hugelkultur experiments. Hugelkultur literally means “hill culture” and they are raised garden beds built up upon a base of logs. The variations that you may find between them is using logs to line the base of a standard edged garden bed, creating the traditional hill from the logs and covering it with the various layers of nitrogen and compost, building them into dug out areas (great for extra water holding in arid areas), circles, lines, 2 foot high hugels or 6 foot high ones. Anything goes really, but the basic model is the wood in some form in the base to rot down. You can even mulch it although you do need more nitrogen to compensate for the greater surface area of the carbon layer. 🙂