In my first urban homestead in Portland, there was a large cedar tree in the front yard. As I looked out my living room window, the first thing I always saw was hard packed, barren dirt under this tree. I tried to plant groundcovers, shade tolerant veggies, ANYTHING! But nothing would grow. Finally, I stumbled […]
How to build a keyhole raised garden bed. Features a compost ring in the center that continuously feeds your bed and plants.
It’s time to think about raised beds. More specifically, hugelkultur beds.
Garden update from my Zone 3 permaculture garden which features hugelkultur raised garden beds.
Defining permaculture, why it’s important, and how you can incorporate permaculture practices into your own garden.
Today’s post topic was inspired by one of my fabulous readers. She has been following The 104 Homestead for a bit and trying out some of our ideas. Recently she wrote to ask me if I’d considered Hugelkultur. I had no clue how to even pronounce it (it’s German), let alone what it was, so […]