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Hugelkultur – The Ultimate Raised Garden Beds

Hugelkultur – The Ultimate Raised Garden Beds

Hugelkultur - The Ultimate Raised Garden Beds

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hugelkultur raised garden beds in a nutshell:

  • grow a typical garden without irrigation or fertilization has been demonstrated to work in deserts as well as backyards use up rotting wood, twigs, branches and even whole trees that would otherwise go to the dump or be burned it is pretty much nothing more than buried wood can be flush with the ground, although raised garden beds are typically better
  • can start small, and be added to later
  • can always be small – although bigger is better
  • You can save the world from global warming by doing carbon sequestration in your own back yard!
  • perfect for places that have had trees blown over by storms
  • can help end world hunger
  • give a gift to your future self

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to transform your garden is to cut the lawn into a clearly defined shape, do it with tree surgeon– something like a circle, a square or an oblong. Mark it out with string and use a spade (try this Stainless Digging Spade by Spear & Jackson) to cut away the excess grass. It’s not a difficult job and should only take an afternoon.

No lawn? Container gardening is a really easy way to get your garden looking beautiful with blooming flowers, and it’s especially ideal for patios, balconies or other paved areas. Remember, containers can restrict root growth, so you need to ensure an even water supply and good drainage, and choose the right compost.

So now that you’ve read the benefits and challenges of hugelkultur, want to know how to build one? It’s pretty easy. The basic steps can be read by following the link below.

 Hugelkultur – The Ultimate Raised Garden Beds

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