Hugelkultur beds have many benefits, from soil aeration to carbon sequestering.
Not only are they easy to create, they are also a great way to use up old pieces of wood and because they are built vertically, they take up less space - perfect for a small garden!
The wood decays over a long period of time, which provides a regular source of nutrients for plants, whilst also acting as a sponge. In wet weather the beds soak up water, holding it for times of drought.
Want to learn more about huglekultur beds? We highly recommend Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, a ground breaking book that will teach you all you need to know! (Also available as an eBook) (For US readers, you can buy from Chelsea Green HERE).
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