I like raised beds because they make gardening easier and keep gophers out.
This is how I'm making my hugelculture raised beds.
|Rounds ready to be dropped into the hugelculture bed|
|Large logs over 1 foot in diameter were used|
|I packed small branches in between too fill in the spaces|
|Looking down from a nearly completed section|
I've covered the logs with dirt and washed it down into the material below
Next I will add about 8" to 12" of top soil
|This raised bed is also filled with wood scrapes below the top soil|
I have potatoes planted in this box
In a few years these hugelculture beds will act as a large sponge reserving rain water for the dry month. If you have a hugrlculture bed I'd like to know how happy you have been with it.