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daleth Hatfield

Joined: Mar 17, 2011
Posts: 2
Hello all,

I have found this site very informative and intersting.  I would like to ask some questions about hugelkulture beds.

I experiemented with these beds last year, but i don't think i put enough dirt on them.

About how many feet of dirt should go on top of the wood?  And what should the slope of the mound be like?  How do i keep the seeds from sliding off the mound?

Brenda Groth

Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4432
Location: North Central Michigan
well the beds that I put in I didn't put in FEET of soil, actually it was probably around a foot..on top of most of the beds and maybe a little more on another one..they worked out fine.


Bloom where you are planted.
daleth Hatfield

Joined: Mar 17, 2011
Posts: 2
ah, excellent.

guess in just need to make my beds flatter to keep the seeds from sliding off.
Jordan Lowery

Joined: Sep 26, 2009
Posts: 1526
Location: zone 7
once a living groundcover of plants is established the seed falling doesn't happen anymore. you can also plant bigger seeds like peas and beans the first year.

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. - Masanobu Fukuoka
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