Mandy Launchbury-Rainey wrote:I have one hugel bed above our pond which we will turn into a duck reserve. At the moment the banks are covered, one side with wildflowers for bees and habitat to our growing collection of dragonflies, the other with yet more comfrey and the top with grass and a ring of willow starters for hiding places for ducks as we have an awesome bird of prey population here. My other sunscoop has hit a bit of a wall at tbe moment but the willow wands we stuck in for stabilising have all taken so I may have to take action to curtail their spreading. Thanks for the interesting post!
Have you built a hugelkultur bed? Leave a reply with any thoughts you have about how it went and what you would recommend to someone just starting out.
Daron Williams wrote:
Nice! That sounds great! Any chance I could talk you into posting some pictures? I would love to see how it is all setup
Lopez-Quintana Guillermo wrote:Hi!
What do you think about usig a hugelkultur raised bed as a swale? Is there any problem or do you thin it is a good idea?
Lopez-Quintana Guillermo wrote:Thank you for the answers! The place were I would build the swales is quite flat. The water comes into our farm slowly, in strong rains episodes. The climate here is warm. We have already one swale working, (not hugel-swale) and I´m very happy with it. Now , I want to build another one next to this one, and I am considering to make a hugel-swale because we have a huge amount of broken trees in the forest due to an extremely hard snow episode.