Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Update:"HUGELKULTUR", Raised Bed Experiment Part2

  Well here is an update on my Hugelkultur Bed that I started this spring. I planted three things in the bed to see what it would do (zucchini, Yellow Squash and Cinderella pumpkins). All three are doing remarkable, even through this very hot and dry weather we have had this summer. I have hardly watered it at all, just to see if it does what they say! So far, so good! As you can see by the pumpkin vines, they are doing the best. I have just swirled (yes "swirled" is a Jethro Bodine word) the vines around the Raised Beds in the walk area, Remember in a Urban Garden you try to use all the space you can.
  I am so impressed with this experiment that I plan to do a few more beds just like this one! It has really cut down on my watering in this bed and that was a blessing because where it has been so dry, my Rain Barrels went totally dry, but finally this past week we have had enough rain to fill them back up. Well, I will just leave with a few pictures of what it looks like!
Hulgelkultur Bed

John 15:1-3 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 

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  1. Great! I'm glad to see you're beds are successful.

  2. Love it! I want to put one in just to see what it will do. this is very encouraging.

    Thank you for posting this.

  3. I just shared your post on my Facebook page....someone was just talking about this method of raised bed. I will have to try it!

  4. Well done, Clint! Glad to see it working in this heat!

  5. I really like this size box. Will have to show this to my hubby. My squash and zucchini didn't do a thing this year. Not sure why. I grow my cucumbers in pots and swirl them up on round fence cages. This works great and saves space. Getting ready to plant some rattlesnake pole beans in the pots and growing them upwards too. Enjoy those pumpkins this fall!


  6. I am fascinated by this method of gardening! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Well, those beds look wonderful! You are right it has been so extremely hot this year it has been a battle to keep anything in the ground living....your's look great, I just might have to look into some raised beds myself...thanks Clint for posting this.

  8. Those plants look fantastic Clint. I'd say it's a HUGE success. I need to do a little more research on your hugelculture and see if I can work it into my yard next year. The water bills are killing me this summer. have a great week!


  9. That looks great! I should do that next year even though we live in the country we don't have a lot of room to plant a real garden. Enjoy the fruits of your labour. Blessings, Pamela

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