Thanks Paul for you time. I was thinking of going with straw. I never thought of Alfalfa though. I went to a class on herbs a few months back at the Springs Preserve here. The lady that taught it uses Alfalfa hay for her beds. She sales her herbs at a farmers market here. I'm going there tomorrow to ask her were she gets it. I got a good idea of where I can find wood for hugelkultur stuff. I had planned on doing a soil test here soon, and amending the soil with the results I get. So do you think I should scrap that idea, and let nature take it's course?
I really enjoyed you podcast you did with Larry Korn. I bought One Straw Revoultion. I'm starting reading it today. I was think that after I let the hay and organic matter do it's thing for a good 9 months to a year. I wanted to try the whole natural soil amender's. I think you guy's talked about Daikon, Clover, and Mustard. I got a lot of reasearch to do, but thanks again for all your help.
Ohh yeah I was reading the review's on One Straw, and here's what one person said in the 1 star review's "If you like cults, you'll like this philosophical treatise on...rice.
As a long-time gardener, I found the book practically useless, and I found the concept of "do-nothing farming" to be offensive. " Sorry I just thought it was funny!!