Building a hugelkultur inspired raised bed

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  1. SuburbanHomestead

    SuburbanHomestead New Seed

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    I'm sharing the second video of the new webseries I am making about gardening and sustainability.(About a month ago I shared the first episode with you guys)

    It shows how to build a hugelkultur garden bed. I've had good results with it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdylmzvV2w4

    what do you think?
     
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    mart Strong Ash

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    Youtube doesn`t get along with dial up !
     
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    Very informative. Now I am determined to create one, small hugelkulter raised bed. I'm always eager to try new gardening techniques. (Spelling may be in error)

    Why do I get a black screen when I click spellcheck?
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Oops, going to have to fix this GP. Thanks for letting me know!
     



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    Thanks Frank.
     
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    Very interesting stuff. Never heard of HugelKultur until now.

    I need some more study to be sure, but something like this might work with rain garden basins that my husband dug to slow down run off in our monsoon season. We live in the desert.

    The soil in these (now empty) basins is damp about two feet down from July/August rains. On flat areas where water wasn't captured, it's dry.
     
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    Pricklypear, It would be interesting to do a test bed in your climate. I would imagine a completely sunk hugelkultur bed could be beneficial to collect and preserve water.
     

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