if you live in a cool spot building your own mini polytunnel expands the crop diversity in your garden as well as extending the seasons dramatically. this design is simple and easy to achieve on your own.
Hugelkultur is a method of building a garden bed that is consistent with permaculture principles in that it uses natural materials that you may have around your yard and will hold in moisture so less watering is needed.
Jillian just moved to a new home, in this piece she shares the science & techniques behind quickly creating garden beds by using newsprint & good topsoil to decompose grass. Within a few weeks you will have rich soil to plant heat-loving veg. plants!
Dianna shares tips for creating a raised bed w/ the Hügelkultur technique: The making a raised bed, or Hügel (pronounced more or less like heu-gle, with the “eu” as in the word “feudal,” but slightly more exaggerated),on top of a pile of brush or log