In this video we are going to make a raised hügle bed and you can see here we have some old corrugated iron, you can get that from the dump. Hugle bed is German for small hill and what you do is add a lot of branches at first and then you cut different layers and we will talk about that later and why its good and also how the nitrogen doesn’t get robbed from the soil by using these twigs. I went to the beach and got seaweed, I have it in plastic bags because wet seaweed can usually rot your van if its in contact with metal. Notice here I have leaves mixed in it as well because in the bay where I collected it, there’s plenty of trees around the area and the when the tide comes in and out it breaks it all up and makes it into this lovely stuff here that I will use for the hugle bed. That’s the inside layer and you notice that I’ve dug over the inside of the bed first off and turned the sods upside down, next step is adding branches. Often you hear carbon rich materials can rob nitrogen from soil but its only true if its in direct contact within the soil, as in mixed in with the soil. If its on top or the underneath it really has little effect on it. These heaps are very good for heating up the bed and helping vegetables in that way. Now I’ve added all the branches and I will add the seaweed next. There’s two more things we can add as well. You can put can add grass clippings or cow manure. I don’t have any today because its only March and it will help with the […]
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