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Hugelkulture - Giant cane / Arundo donax

raquel martins

Joined: Mar 20, 2012
Posts: 1
Hi all,

I'm new here and I stay very interested in the hugelkultur sistem and wanted to give it a try.

I have 2 questions for the experts:

1- is it a good idea do use giant cane (Arundo donax) in hugelkultur beds?

2- How thick should be the top layer of soil in the hugelkultur bed?

Thanks in advance,

Raquel in Azores islands
Abe Connally

Joined: Feb 20, 2010
Posts: 1442
Location: Chihuahua Desert
make sure that cane is completely dead before you add it to your Hukel beds. If not, you're going to have the cane growing there.

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