hubert cumberdale wrote: i use cedar, juniper and pine for my gooseberry hugel beds. they LOVE that stuff, and will be 10x more productive than other woods. better flavor, bigger berries, higher yield. currants also do very well in them.
Mariah Wallener wrote: I would not use fresh cedar, but if it has been out in the elements for a year or two?
my dad had cut my mom a willow branch to use to prop up her clothesline..she used it all summer and fall and in the winter she left it outside propping up the clothesline...it sprouted in the spring, was dry and wasn't even planted..just sitting on the ground and propping up the clothesline..she ended up keeping the willow and moving the clothesline..that was more than 60 years ago and is still at that house