Another Hugel Bed!
I made another hugel bed yesterday, down-hill from the first, both across the slope. This one is a bit deeper at 20″ and it has some 4″ diameter limbs so I put in an extra 5-gallon bucket of manure. I also mixed soil into the cotton burr layer so, perhaps, I won’t have a nitrogen starved layer up high, right under my plants.
Then I made some swales or terraces or depressions on the uphill side of the beds. This should collect any rainwater and feed it directly into the bed instead of it running off down-hill. I’ll get the moisture and keep my fertility in place!