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The actual last pre-planting post

24 Mar 2012
Rainy 19°C / 66°F

Okay so I’m finally done. All the dirt that I can cram into the mound is in the mound – my plan is to insert pockets of soil under the landscape fabric and old grass carpet mulch. We’ll see what happens.

The mounds are tall and steep, which is as recommended, but I worry about losing soil in a heavy rain, hence the coverings.

More later – time to collapse.


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Wow, that is a lot of heavy work! I’m curious to see how this project works out as I might attempt something similar in the future. There are a lot of trees that came down in the forest this winter, and I’m always removing sod it seems, so I have lots of materials available!

What are you planning to grow in your hugelkultur?

Posted on 25 Mar 12 (over 3 years ago)

Looks awesome! Keep us informed as to how the plantings progress.

Posted on 25 Mar 12 (over 3 years ago)

Wow! Get some well deserved rest!

Posted on 25 Mar 12 (over 3 years ago)

Hi HazelJ – thanks for your interest – I’m going to do my best to document this project well enough so that others can see whether this is the sort of thing they’d like to do…it definitely is a LOT of heavy work, since we don’t have/use a digger, or anything along those lines.

Hi flowerweaver – I sure will. and thanks!

Hi EvilChicken – :-)
Cheers, you too! Gardening is such a blast in the spring – when the mercury hits 90+, I will only be found in the shade, so this is my busy season.

Posted on 26 Mar 12 (over 3 years ago)

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