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Hügelkultur is mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other organic material that will be used as a raised bed. Use this tag with questions about how to build, what materials to use or how to maintain Hügelkulturs. For traditional raised beds use the [raised-beds] tag.

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What woods shouldn't be used for hugelkultur?

I have a yard this year for the first time and I'm attempting various methods of building beds. For my first bed, I used double digging. But that was an insane amount of work and I'm not all that ...
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Can I compost a large brush pile?

For the past year I have been piling up branches and limbs on a border of the yard and now it is about six feet high. I had wanted to experiment with a hugelkultur but the limbs are not very large and ...
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Why shouldn't you use these woods when building a hugelkultur?

Someone asked a question on what woods not to use, so I'm wondering why you shouldn't use these wood types when building a hugelkultur (raised bed used to either conserve water, or increase surface ...
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