A massive Florida hugelkultur bed in progress
A Florida hugelkultur bed? Can it be?
I was visiting my friend Cathy a couple months ago and had to take pictures of her latest project… a big hugelkultur bed right in the Florida sand. I’m just now getting around to posting them. Check this out:
Can you tell what’s going on? She had a fellow with a tractor dig a big old trench in an “L” shape, then pile it up with tree waste. Next thing that will happen is the dirt on the left will be dumped back on top and… HUGELKULTUR!
I’m curious to see how this gardening method works in Florida. As much as I keep fiddling around with varying experiments, I haven’t created a full-on hugelkultur bed yet (though this one is close). I’m usually short on tree debris and time.
Good luck, Cathy… can’t wait to see what happens and how you do with your Florida hugelklutur bed!
NOTE: For a good article on the “hugelkultur” method, check this out.