A fun and easy project to do in your garden! Make a hugelkultur bed! Use what you have lying around!
Do you have some old rotting logs on your land? How about some branches and leaves? Add some compost and you can make a wonderfully sustainable garden bed to grow vegetable, herbs, flowers and other things in! The benefit of adding things such as logs and leaves is that they decompose slowly, releasing nutrients into the soil by the action of naturally occuring fungi and bacteria. This underground ecosystem mimics what naturally happens in a forest and grows incredibly healthy, happy plants!
The hugelkultur bed below was built over sod with no plowing or tilling. We laid down cardboard to stop grass from growing up through the compost, then we put a layer of rotting birch logs, then filled it with old cow manure compost. This was so simple and easy to do, and provides so much beauty to us everyday and it a hotspot for pollinaters. There's lots of information online about hugelkultur if you want to get into the science of it!
Now for the pictures! :)
Olde Furrow Farmers!!