Hügelkultur 2: revenge of the mound
It's hügelkultur, and it's fighting back!
By Anthony Valterra
You know how it is—the sequel is never as good as the original. That’s why sequels are always “the revenge of…,” etc. The hope is that the hype will bring in the eyeballs. If you’re new here (and by new I mean, joined in the last two years) here is the original hügelkultur post: Hügelkultur - More Than Just a Pretty Word.
In that post we introduced you to a quirkily-named gardening concept called hügelkultur. Basically, you bury wood/logs/other matter that will decay and mound earth on top of it. The idea is that as the material underneath rots, it feeds the plants on top. It sounds like a solid theory.
And this has been one of our projects that, so far, has worked exactly as advertised. If you want to read about one that really didn’t, check out our potato calamity—Last Year's Peculiar Potato Problem. That’ll turn this from a horror flick to a comedy real quick.
But like I said, this one has worked perfectly. Although you could put any of a number of types of plants on a mound, we went traditional and did herbs. And wow, do we have herbs!
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