Hugelkultur at Snarky Acres

The Snarky Gardener has several hugelkultur beds at Snarky Acres. Here’s his Mother Earth News article on them.

Newly added hugelkultur bed with leeks and onions planted on it.
Newly added hugelkultur bed with leeks and onions planted on it.

Hugelkultur beds are built using buried wood and other organic material. These ingredients break down over time, providing your plants with nutrients and moisture. Breaking down over the next 5 to 10 years, the wood will eventually transform into rich beautiful soil. I recently wrote about my hugelkultur beds at Snarky Acres for Mother Earth News, including what veggies I planted on them and how they are working out for me so far.

2 thoughts on “Hugelkultur at Snarky Acres”

  1. Can you also retrofit an existing bed by burying scrap wood under it? My husband likes to pick up wood from river banks during spring runoff because of the interesting character, but we always end up with bits and pieces that aren’t useful for woodworking. Can I bury these in parts of my garden to give them a new kick?

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