Thanks to our last WWOOF volunteer, Hannah, I am able to present a step-by-step photo tutorial of how we built our Hugelkultur-inspired garden beds! The initial one has been planted for about 6 weeks now, and is already bearing okra, several types of greens, and sorrel (a flower that is used to make tea or jam), with several more things on the way. Several other beds are coming along with beans, peas, radishes, turnips, more greens and okra, herbs, etc. The raised beds have several advantages: they are actively composting from within, providing nutrients to the plants, they are aerated from within by the large logs and compostable materials, and the open spaces within serve to hold moisture during dryer periods. So here we go!
In other news, the Nid loft floor is in! The roof edge is done! Except for under the eaves outside..Tomorrow (weather permitting) we’ll be waterproofing the roof, and then by the weekend I hope to move in! Still to do are doors, the kitchen counter (including the sink), the living-room bench, some cement touch-ups here and there, and lighting. It’s a really exciting stage to be at, and I can’t wait to be sleeping under my very own roof.
Hope you enjoyed the little how-to! We’re accepting orders for Wednesday baking for pick-up at Little La Grange or Cruzan Gardens, with a holiday special of Sourdough Sweetbread with Nidulari Marmalade at $13/loaf. Cheers!