Hugel-Culture

Simon’s Hugel bed is now home to potatoes, spinach, kale, garlic, beetroot, broadbeans and radish, with some rocket just added into the mix.

His Lasagne bed is now cropping early curly kale, cabbage and lettuce – all snug under anti-pest “tent” netting – weighed down at the edges with pruned (dead) olive wood and a frame made from Arundo Donax (reed).

Tomatoes survived three days of Force 7 Northerly winds and the olla pot system on the straw bales is proving an effective low effort watering method.

Globe Artichokes bed dug ready for planting and the “curved” bean bed now in place.

Robins and Redstarts are now regular visitors to the plot, along with honey bees from his neighbour’s hives looking for water.


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