Hügelkultur Progress

Stuff is actually growing! I see lots of cucumbers, beans, lettuces, kale, cabbage, chard, and peppers popping up through the straw. We are only watering the hügelkultur bed every fourth day to conserve water. So far, all of the veggies look quite happy.

Only the Germans can make something that looks like a creepy grave mound with a nearly unpronounceable name into a productive gardening method.

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7 thoughts on “Hügelkultur Progress

  1. Swiss actually. 🙂 David

    Original Message Sender:”Frühlingskabine Micro-Farm”comment-reply@wordpress.com Recipient:99flyboy99flyboy@gmail.com Date:Saturday, May 31, 2014 21:14 Subject:[New post] Hügelkultur Progress

    Sarah of Frühlingskabine Micro-Farm posted: “Stuff is actually growing! I see lots of cucumbers, beans, lettuces, kale, cabbage, chard, and peppers popping up through the straw. We are only watering the hügelkultur bed every fourth day to conserve water. So far, all of the veggies look quite happy. “

  2. We have hugelkultur swales in our front garden and I love them. We had a week of record breaking temperatures over the summer (5 days over 44C [110F]) and I only managed to water it twice quickly during the week but the pumpkins planted therein not only survived but thrived. Hugels are the best garden for summer I’ve come across so far. 🙂

    • I am TOTALLY with ya! Hugels rock! We are in an extreme dought here in California (I’m sure I said that ten times in the post..oops) and now we live on a well, so water conservation is pretty important this summer. We are already hitting 90F here and it is barely June! I expect a pretty hot summer this year.

      Do you have pictures of your hugels on your blog? We should all hop on over to RabidLittleHippy’s and see what’s new.

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