It´s called hugelkultur online but out here it´s called täck – odling. Jo was the one that taught us about this techique and you should see his garden!
The soil in the forest is different from the soil in a garden. Also, the soil in the mountains is different than the rich soil of the Motherland. So naturally we have to take this into consideration- growing soil just as much as we grow vegetables.
It´s an effective method and it worked very well last year (until an elk and a renegate goat ate all of our crops).
Tech odling is about making raised bed using the decomposting materials of the woods- thus, due to the heat of decomposting going on in the bed, extending the growing seasson. It´s a win/win. You enrich your soil + you can grow stuff for longer.
I´m intrigued by the trend of window farming/urban gardening and given that it´s our goal to be as selfsufficent as possible- growing stuff in the window sills during these long, cold, hard, dark winters of ours… makes sense.
I quickly realized though that the herbs and vegetables did not grow very using conventional methods so I wanted to make some improvements. Hence this experiement. I´m making a hugelkulture bed in a small scale.
This is the beginning:
Herbs like thyme and rosemary grow better in a more dry setting- but for herbs like parsley, springonions, garlic ect the hugelkultur window farming works wonders!
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