Tag Archives: hugel beds

Rethinking the bokashi

For almost three years, I’ve been using a bokashi bin to ferment all manner of food waste for use as fertiliser in the garden. There is no doubt under normal circumstances that the contents of the bin become excellent compost … Continue reading

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A rat in the hugel bed

Two years ago around Christmastime, a rat decided to dig a tunnel into the compost bin. I therefore moved the bin and the rat disappeared. This year, there were again the telltale signs of a rat digging into the bin, … Continue reading

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One row up!

Yesterday, I mentioned the puzzle of the nasturtiums withstanding snow. Now, I notice another phenomenon which intrigues me, although I think the answer to this may be more straightforward. Whilst doing a morning inspection of the back garden, I was … Continue reading

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Feathers and environmental protection

One of the upsides of the Internet is having access to quality press from around the world. Now, I wouldn’t like to claim that the media are a true reflection of the state of a nation but they can give … Continue reading

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Found in the fog

Brr! This is the first time in years I have truly felt cold outdoors. Freezing fog had been predicted and it was nothing less this morning.  However, there was work I felt compelled to do in the garden. Namely, the … Continue reading

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Onions instead of docks

My phone’s spell check wanted ‘socks’ instead of ‘docks’ but socks only go in the compost bin, not directly in the garden. The latest sock had to come back out again as it turned out to be more manmade material … Continue reading

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Wilting and other matters

I’m really pleased with the way the adzuki beans have been growing under the cloche with a kale plant. Notwithstanding, I’d had in mind to dig them in before planting out more pak choi.  This hasn’t happened, however, as I … Continue reading

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Hugel bed feedback

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 … Continue reading

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Herb garden ready for planting 

I think I will sleep well after the amount of digging I did today.  The herb garden this morning started out with a good covering of phacelia where I the second hugel bed was to be built. Great biomass for … Continue reading

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A gift that made me chuckle

Yesterday afternoon, I noticed the children roundabout had found some branches to play with and they were left lying on the lawn next door. Then when I went to lock up for the night they had somehow ended up strewn … Continue reading

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