Several years ago now I introduced you to my "hybrid hugelkultur". The aim of this project was to try to rehabilitate and area of bad erosion on the slope above our shed. It looked like the slope had been carved out to make room for the shed and the water flow from the driveway drain had been directed across the area, which was causing serious erosion.
From what I can understand, classical hugelkultur consists of piling up logs and branches, filling over with topsoil and planting on top. The decaying wood adds fertility and heat to the heap, which is good for the plants growing above, and it also provides some heat to the heap. I'd never heard of hugelkultur until I read about it on Craving Fresh, I thought at the time that it was an...
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