Hügelkultur intro and detailed set up plan. Aloha earth fam, green thumbs and students of self sufficiency, seekers for health and sovereignty!
I am benjy, the syntropic green thumb and Here my keys of this amazing gardening method called hügelkultur or benjys syntropic hugelkultur beds. I will show you examples and detailed descriptions on how you can start a healthy, abundant low water and input Garden bed or food forest… it is in a sense “benjy hugelkultur syntropic style.”
First some pictures of our ecotopia gardens then the steps and keys for your next, vibrant gardens! Syntropy on!
Hugelkultur Video of beds
Like watching videos more? Here a Little video edit i made from our garden action near mission beach “ecotopia hugelkultur beds set up”
1. What is Hugelkultur?
At its simplest, hugelkultur is the process of building a garden bed on top of wood covered in soil, “organic material, compost…”. In reality, it’s only a little more complex than that.
A better description for your clarity is following. Benjys syntropic Hugelkultur beds.
2. Amazing benefits of creating a “rainforest” soil ~ layer ~ Hugelkultur (#hügelkultur):
Copy and thrive with nature ~ abundance of beneficial fungi and microbes ~ because of organic material, Logs, sticks, compost, biochar…
~》 Low maintenance ~ acts like longterm organic fertiliser ~ mix of goodness (composting)
Wood in the hügel (mound) breaks down to become humus ~ feeding the plants, microbes, fungi and helping to retain massively water.
high water holding capacity 70~90%
~ meaning for you, less water input and maintenance ~~》More success and food, because we’re feeding the soil and creating a abundant soil life that feeds us then abundantly aswell…
~》 soil stays warmer longer and holds water even in deserts really long (70~90% more water retention than normal beds)
Holistic ~ feed the soil, feed Life!
Here you go
(Let me know your ideas, thoughts and changes for it)
~》 growing, evolving together #unity #gardening #syntropy
HOW TO START A hügelkultur GARDEN BED ~ Syntropic BENJY STYLE
1.Layer one ~ Feed the soil (place LOGS, STICKS on the ground or digg in a trench, rip line (only once…)
Width ~~》 choose bevore how wide and long (1.2~1.5m wide ~》 optimal for small and larger gardens even farms)
2. mix in Organic material
~~ compost, kitchen scraps, food “waste” biochar,
carbon ( logs, sticks, greens,
~ coconut husk, local biomass…
3. close gaps ~ Compost and Wood
Top up/blend with mulch, hay,
3.2 Plant medium ~ soil on top ~ local soil, compost/compost soil,
4. Then get a planting plan
on top to plant little plants, seeds, trees etc
in (depending on context, goals, syntropic? Greens? Veggies? Trees?
Another permaculture article about hugelkultur explains Benefits:
How to start a
Thank you for sharing!
~》 creating Rainforest soil/abundant soil biology/life
To have same above (VIBRANT ~ AS ABOVE SO BELOW)
1 ~PREPARE SOIL/ 》 mix in soil/ DIGG IN (20~60cm )
Logs, sticks, biochar,
compost, greens, local soil, MANURE, CHICKEN,
~ indigenous micro-organisms (imos)
~》 soil and biomass from local old grown area (just tiny bit in water diluted or sprinkled)
(Minerals if needed ) ~》 SOIL TEST, PH TEST
ROCK MINERALS, CHICKEN AND COW MANURE
Woodchips, sawdust, GREENS,
TOPS SOIL LAYER:
3. SOIL, COMPOST SOIL,
MUSHROOM COMPOST, ETC.
~~~》 WATER IT ALL IN
Play ~》 HARMONIC SOUND, music, HARMONISE, BLESS,
~~》 LOVE IT UP INTENTIONALLY
PLANTS, SEEDS, LOVE
~》 want to learn in depth?! Txt me or Bec Bebop King
~~》 come to one of our workshops, (syntropic permaculture action gatherings soon in el arish
Online, offline syntropy
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