Hugelkultur Happens

What is Hugelkultur? Ancient gardening culture making a big comeback in Powell River these days. Yesterday, Ron led a hugelkultur workshop at Sycamore Commons, so expect to see even more of these beds popping up in your neighbourhood.

Hugelkultur is a raised bed system that uses a lot of wood at it’s core, surrounded by a lot more organic matter. It provides fertility and great moisture retention for many years. It also creates a home for an amazing amount of microbial life, supporting the health of all of your plants.

Core of the hugelkultur bedWe begin by digging a small trench and laying logs and sticks and stumps in the trench.

 

 

 

More WoodWood Chips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We cover the logs with wood chips and hay.

Hay

 

 

 

Coffee grounds to keep the garden buzzing.

coffee groundsmanure

 

 

 

 

 

Manure.

More Manure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soil

 

And finally soil.

Completion

 

 

 

 

 

Triumphant Hugelkulturists!

snail love

 

 

 

 

Enjoyed by all creatures great and smallishly great.

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