This is an update on my previous report about vetiver/compost trenches. Our first attempt at making these trenches was a big success. Surprisingly so, because the compost in the trenches kept going down, down, down to where it looked like very little was left after 6 months. This was a little discouraging at the time because I used five pickup loads of manure and rice hulls, plus I was watering it fairly often. The surprising part was how much compost I got at the end of summer.
I’m currently building an 8’x20′ hoop house in our forest garden. Oh how I wish I’d used a kit that pops together like the one in this video. More news coming soon. We’re going to use our hoop house for growing vegetables, but of course they could be used for all sorts of other purposes such as a shop and housing.
“Video showing the building of a composting raised bed in the south of France (hugelkultur raised bed or gardening mound) with retaining walls, wood at the bottom, RCW (Ramial Chipped Wood) and mulch on top. Raised bed intended for growing vegetables in 2014. 12m² built in limited space…”
I just finished watching this 5-hour video tour of Paul Gautschi’s Back to Eden garden as it appears in June, 2015. It’s not scripted like the documentary (which has had at least 25 million views!). Paul is just gushing with gems of wisdom. He’s truly a master gardener of the highest caliber with one of the best gardens in the world.
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