Hey folks havent been on here in a while had house to sort out
I just want your opinions on something I'm gonna try and take up.
I'm going to go and do mountain gardening
Building a bed out of fallen logs and trying to grow some veg or some fruits
What are your thoughts?
I'm planning on building a Hugelkultur bed this year, too. I've been doing a lot of reading on it, and have a couple of friends that have had great success with it. To address Marck's concerns, one of the things I've read is to build it at the bottom of a slope. It will also catch more rainwater that way.
One technique article said to dig a slight trench to start it in, but on of the biggest reasons I'm trying it is that my soil is made up of basalt rocks (ranging in size from a child's fist up to a basketball) and clay. Oh, not to mention the gravel that was laid on top and filtered down locking it all together. My friend didn't dig a trench. She just started piling it up on top of the ground. That was about 5 years ago. She initially built it up about 4 feet. It's now down to about 2 feet, and anything she plants there grows like crazy. I can hardly wait until it's warm enough here (North Central Idaho) to try it! There's a downed log on our property that is almost completely rotten - the best kind to start with.