After collecting in the onions which had been growing on the first hugel bed I’d built (last July), I planted out more kale plants.
To be honest, I was shocked at how compacted the soil was on top of the hugel bed. All the manure, bokashi mix and other easily compostable materials had totally disappeared, which I hope means there has been an increase in fertility in that area. However, I’m not sure how friable all that has made the soil.
At least, the newly-planted kale have covering: a recently acquired fleece mini poly-tunnel. This supposedly lets water (and sunshine) through, so I’ll have to see if it lives up to these claims next time I get the watering can out. The ground did get a good soak today, though, partly so that I could actually dig it and then to water the seedlings in.
On another hugel bed, the flowering carrot seems to be moving to the seed-making stage. The first flower head which has set seed has therefore been taken off and will go in the airing cupboard to dry off, ready for next spring.