Hansbelle

I live on faith.
16, a Hungarian far from home, but perfectly at home.

April 19, 2014 8:05 pm 8:01 pm

It’s not how many friends you can count, it’s how many of those you can count on.
-Anthony Liccione

It’s not how many friends you can count, it’s how many of those you can count on.

-Anthony Liccione

8:01 pm 7:59 pm

startwithaseed:

biodiverseed:


Hugelkultur

Hugelkultur, meaning “hill culture” in German, is a method of raised bed gardening that uses decaying wood as a basis for building up a berm. Berms are useful in directing the flow of water, and protecting more delicate plants from prevailing wind damage.

For this simple hugelkultur garden, I have piled sticks and wood, covered them in compost, planted my shrubs, and mulched the resulting berm first with a layer of newspapers, and a second with a layer of wood chips. 

As the wood breaks down, it will create a rich soil with plenty of air pockets, allowing for excellent drainage and root penetration for the plants planted in the mound.

Hugelkultur raised beds are an excellent form of “no-dig” garden (like the straw bale gardens) making them a good choice for those with impaired mobility or strength. They also sequester carbon, and provide a handy use for all of the trimmings from pruning and hedge maintenance.

My yard has poor drainage, so building up the soil it the only sustainable way to utilise the space without creating a pond. Hugelkultur beds provide excellent drainage for plants that don’t like “wet feet” (ie. waterlogged root systems).

Diagram: Permaculture UK - The Many Benefits of Hugelkultur

#garden hacks #DIY #permaculture #hugelkultur #compost #mulch

This it what I was talking about regarding my extra native soil. Little hills or berms work well with native plants. At my former place, I had one with succulents and wildflowers.

7:59 pm
littleworries:

bird skull.
I lost a day or so, but found my way home.  Hello.

littleworries:

bird skull.

I lost a day or so, but found my way home.  Hello.

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troubledsooul:

Auschwitz Reichenberg em We Heart It.

troubledsooul:

Auschwitz Reichenberg em We Heart It.

(via chelseamurphy)

7:58 pm 7:56 pm 7:56 pm

berlinphil:

Rehearsal impressions

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(via lilio)

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