I’ve been working on this everyday for two weeks. After preparing for the outbreak in the US before it hit, back in January when I was stocking up on ready to eat meals, now it’s time to switch gears and move to supplement. Growing a victory garden is a duty all of us have.
As pictured here from today, you can see the latest mound addition, with black gold manure, compost, Peat Moss, grass, and ground soil from the spot I dug up. This one was a real ass kicker. I spent 12 hours laying down logs:
Then I laid down cardboard and newspapers for the worms:
After that, I began mixing peat moss with grass clippings:
Then I applied it as the first layer of soil:
Sometimes I’ll mix my spent coffee grounds into my soil mixture, but this time I chose to wait till after the mound was finished. This morning I went out and dumped about two containers worth of grounds on top, dispersed relatively evenly. Followed that up with a healthy dose of ground up egg shells to provide the plants with calcium and magnesium.
So, that’s the latest addition in my Hugelkultur garden. Go out and start your own garden and have a little bit more security in these uncertain times!
Follow my blog and look for more. I’ll write a couple posts on step by step how I built the first two mounds and how I learned this method of Hugelkultur.