Project: 895 Ducklake Road
Posted by Anthony Hope about 10 years ago
hand built with the aids of dodge 3/4 ton, shovel, pick, & great neighbors! Huglebeds were built just slightly off contour to slow drainage of the land. These beds were installed directly beneath the 'turf' layer. The turf was shell-scraped and set aside for later use. Hurley wood logs were then heaped and stacked and woven together to provide the base. I chose to utilize local neighboring farm wastes and input green goat & sheep manure. Topsoil used was from an excavation at a neighboring farm (ditch that was dug). I used maybe 6-8 inches as a top dress. Then beds were mulched heavy and allowed to 'cook' for a couple of weeks prior to bedding out transplant plantings for that year. The first year plant listings were:
150+ heirloom tomatos (5 varieties)
30 pepper plants (4 varieties of sweet and hot)
heritage non gmo corn
organic oats, peas, vetch mix
beets (2 varieties)
cabbage (red & white)
onions (not many planted, all multipliers)
cucurbit - cucumbers (2 varieties)
raddish (trap crop)
flowers (or encouraged polycultures):
red ylw org marigold
mint (2 varieties)
red rooted amaranth
red & white clover
and possibly more... wild.
pic2-9: durring build
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