Category Archives: Soil

Mini Hugelkultur beds (2)

My first Mini Hugelkultur bed has been surprisingly successful, especially considering that it was a small bed made with hedge trimmings and other garden rubbish. Below are some of the squashes we have picked and last night we tasted our … Continue reading

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Reconnecting to the subsoil

I gave a bit of background about the soil in our garden in a previous blog. The topsoil in our raised beds is separated from the clay subsoil by the cinder of the old tennis courts which means that the … Continue reading

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Mini Hugelkultur beds

As previously mentioned, one of the limiting factors in our garden is the poor quality and shortage of soil. On the PDC (Permaculture Design Course) earlier this year I was introduced to Hugelkultur beds. At first I though that I … Continue reading

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Garden background (1)

A big part of our garden is based on an old tennis court that has been left for a few decades to overgrow. The court itself consisted of a about 10-15cm of cinder on top of the original clay subsoil. … Continue reading

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