Hugelkulture

Since returning from the U.P. I have been tending to my own projects more. I planted two Ferns and some rose bush seedlings. I took time yesterday to transplant my seedlings.

Taking the advice of Miss. Margaret I went with my wagon and retrieved rotten logs from the Plaster Creek flood plain. Using the vermi-compost, newspaper, hay, and soil I was able to create a hugelkultur tester in my wagon. Due to the ample wildlife I will need to move my garden to safety. Thus the wagon for when the time comes. For now this is a long-term build. The layers I created should work to fertilize and help maintain the soil for some time.

I separated the tomato and the sweet pepper. Planting them into bigger containers instead of adding them to the wagon. I fear I am over crowding as is and instead of assist and thrive together the herbs roots are just going to compete for resources or overwhelm one another. I have faith in the hugelkultur method.

The Spinach

It is pretty extraordinary. The spinach seedlings have already begun to sprout. Moving the tray to an East facing window instead of the sun room facing the West was a good move. 

The soil combined with my vermi-casting has help with the process. I am still searching for a nice kitchen compost container to match my mothers decoration. Getting my family to no throw away leftover vegetables and egg shells is proving to be a tough endeavor. But I think with the right container it could happen.