I can’t believe it but 2014 is already 1/12th over! 😮 Where did January go I ask you? Likely up in steam given the hot weather from the other week and again heat is forecast here to usher in February. Continue reading
Just a quick post to say we made it through the last of the 40°C days with a peak of 39°C here at our place, both inside and out. Continue reading
Much to my surprise 2013 has come to a close. And as is natural at this time of year I am reflecting over the year that was.
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. 🙂