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last of the lavender put to good use - looking forward to crawling into bed!
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the lavender put to good use
the lavender put to good use
 
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everyone has nice pictures, i have recently taken quite a lot but i have to force myself to download them to my computer and then put them on the site so idk when im gonna do that whole lot but here is a couple of teaser photos provided courtesy of my father

a little dark but theyre not going in a magazine so i think they look awesome for this purpose

one is the pathway between the hugelkultur beds
one is a polyculture with wheat, radish and sunflower, plus a few other companions
and one is another polyculture with wheat and radishes(all of which are too small and tough to eat but theyre growing on the soil so thats great)
the stakes are there to mark what variety of wheat is growing in that area
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another polyculture with wheat and radishes
another polyculture with wheat and radishes
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Hugelkultur pathway
Hugelkultur pathway
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Polyculture
Polyculture
 
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Location: Southern New England, seaside, avg yearly rainfall 41.91 in, zone 6b
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Here is a view of one of my hugelbeets which I stuck stakes into in hopes of getting birds to perch, for beans to climb up etc.

The birds are perching!
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The birds are perching!
The birds are perching!
 
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Dustin Wilkinson,
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Well, I have nothing that can even be worthy to show here but anyone in Southeast Texas?
 
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Katherine, no gettin down on yourself... You found this forum so you've got gifts to give!

I'm in ND but going to WA in AUG...

You looking at Houston?
 
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Can't resist posting some more, I've a huge garden !

spring colour on the path to the house


chickens cleaning up new hugelkultur bed


late spring looking down to the hen house


Cool little summer retreat next to the forest garden
 
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That is so beautiful. I wish I lived there. You must be very happy. My beans are growing and My squash plants are huge!
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My beans are growing and My squash plants are huge!
My beans are growing and My squash plants are huge!
 
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First year of our first ever hugelbed in Zone 1b, northern Ontario.

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Mike Sved wrote:First year of our first ever hugelbed in Zone 1b, northern Ontario.



I always love to see the steeper hugelkultur! Much like Sepp describes in his book.
 
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My Gardens
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here are some local pollinators and blueberries. they ar e doing awesome this year.
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blueberries. .
 
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Irene Kightley wrote:Can't resist posting some more, I've a huge garden !


Too bad you haven't been able to keep up the blog recently. I enjoyed the permaculture posts and noticing the subtle differences in implementation in France.
 
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My little garden. Just moved here in November and spent most of my time clearing out blackberry vines. Hopefully next year I can have a nicer set up.



more pics here: http://imgur.com/a/TxVZ2
 
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Mike Sved wrote:First year of our first ever hugelbed in Zone 1b, northern Ontario.

more images of the construction and progress of this hugelkultur here: http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/whiskeychikaho/library/Hugelkultur?sort=4&page=1

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Here is a view with some of the massive winter squash plants growing in this year's new hugelbeet in the foreground. Further back you can see the inner part of the spiral which has a variety of thriving plants on it including but not limited to: lacinato kale, our own kale from seeds we've saved for years, onion, husk cherry, basil, sweet peppers, various green beans, chamomile, lots of white clover, wild strawberry...

Behind that is a hearty bed of mature wormwood.
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@Katherine Lyle

Is that a yam climbing in the background? If so - what kind?

I've fallen in love with Dioscorea alata... darned delicious roots.
 
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Seven fruits in one day! (pretty good for less than an acre)
 
David Good
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I don't have anything near as amazing as these pics. My gardens are brutally utilitarian right now and suffering from the heat... except for the front-yard food forest area, and my backyard greywater oasis.

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The blueberries are in the second terrace in this picture. Right up at the top is an ornamental elderberry, with finely divided, dark purple leaves, almost black. People think it's a Japanese maple, but those shouldn't grow in our climate. . .
 
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By the way - since some of you Northerners might not recognize what I'm growing, a few of the plants in those pics are chaya, papaya, cannas (edibles flowers and roots), malanga (the elephant ears), florida cranberry, plus some other useful species like wormwood, milkweed, comfrey and the (probably toxic) ornamental cold-hardy cassava.
 
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Love the rocks, Julia!
 
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Finally learned how to put photos in the post. Enjoy some pics of the market garden-
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compost, peas, peppers, three sisters
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garlic, brassicas and carrots, cows looking on
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greens, onions and shallots, cukes, green beans, cabbage and carrots
 
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Very nice, Adam. How's the flavor on that lacinato kale? I'm going to grow that this winter - haven't tried it yet, so I'm in the dark.
 
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thanks david- lacinato kale is the superior kale, IMO. it is the only kale I will eat, and the only variety I grow. I get my seeds from Seeds From Italy, they are very economical and excellent quality. highly reccomended.
 
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David Goodman wrote:By the way - since some of you Northerners might not recognize what I'm growing, a few of the plants in those pics are chaya, papaya, cannas (edibles flowers and roots), malanga (the elephant ears), florida cranberry, plus some other useful species like wormwood, milkweed, comfrey and the (probably toxic) ornamental cold-hardy cassava.



Looks tropical, what kind of banana plants are those? I have some musa basjoo and musa sikkimensis , but they are not known for making edible fruit.
 
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Beans,tomatoes and okra.
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My apple tree guild over time:









 
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Here are a few of my favorite shots from the garden this year!!!
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Lovely Sunflower
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Three sister corn plus some other goodies
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Tomatillo!
 
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Maybe the best pic for this season;
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Huge squash plants are marching off in all directions from my hugelbeet. Here are tendrils trying to grab onto the woodchip path.
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times are getting exciting in the garden, cant see it but melons are almost ripe, peppers are bright red, broccoli is in full harvest. still lots to look forward to, but times are good-
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Adam, if you keep that up I am gonna have to come over there !
 
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You'd be welcome Miles. The good times just keep getting better...
 
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Former orchard/vineyard/garden lost to time and disregard. The entire bit of it has been shaded over by three ceder trees I have been slowly thinning. I did some pruning on the grapes last winter (but not enough me thinks) Garden totally lost, grapes not bearing. There are two bearing fruit trees. A cherry and an exceptionally fruitful plum. The asian pear (fore ground of first picture has climbed to 25 feet tall to try and escape the ceders shade. I think it is a total loss. I am hoping to revive the grapes.

None of the trees seen in the last picture shaded out this lot when it was planted 20 years ago

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This was a quick down and dirty hugel bed from this spring. Chicken pen and rabbit litter over logs and brush from winter kill.
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Here are some shots from my South Florida Food Forest project:

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@Cris Bessette

I totally missed your question on the bananas.

The ones in my backyard are from an unknown variety. I call them "foreclosure bananas," since I dug them up from a friend's property that was getting taken by the bank. They make tasty fruit - sort of a square, squat banana that's thicker than the ones from the store. Really tasty.



Unfortunately, I don't live in the true tropics so about every second banana crop gets frozen off...
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David Goodman- Nice pic. Cigar and nanners lol

I use banana plants in my landscape for the "tropical" look they give.

The majority of the banana plants I have (musa basjoo) are used for textiles mostly in Asia , and have weird little 2 inch long inedible fruit.
I also have Himalayan bananas (musa sikkimensis) Those are supposedly to make somewhat edible fruit, with big black seeds. (none of these have fruited for me yet)
The problem is finding a variety that will grow in this zone, fruit in a shorter season, and make edible fruit.


I heard a year or two ago that the typical grocery store banana (musa cavendish) is having so many disease problems down in South America that they may be wiped out.
Producers are scrambling to find a replacement edible, seedless banana to replace it with. http://www.mnn.com/food/stories/bananapocalypse


Sounds like good enough reason for me to apply some permaculture techniques so I could conceivably have my own variety and not have to depend on South American banana
republics and their monoculture bananas.






 
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This thread has ignited many ooohs and aaahs in me - thanks

This is a pic of 'three sisters' plantings outside our 'earth lodge'
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