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Old May 1, 2017   #31
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I would love to see some pictures if you get a chance.

I add nitrogen to my huglebeds too since they are just a couple years old. They heat up quicker in the spring and take a lot less water than my other raised beds. A huge success in Virginia clay!
Is there any way to upload photos from pictures stored on my computer? I'm not experienced in posting photos, but I am willing to take and share pictures of my "mud sculptures" as some of the neighbors term them.
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Old May 1, 2017   #32
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Hit "Go Advanced"
Select the paperclip icon for "Attachments"

You will see "Upload File from your Computer"
Hit "Browse" and find your pictures
Hit "upload"

Select the picture icon - the name of your uploaded pictures should come up.

Select what you want and insert!
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Old May 1, 2017   #33
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Here is my version of a hugel, using rotted logs and little walls to hold the topsoil from a raised bed I am replacing. The hugel is dug 12" below grade which provides the soil for the walls.
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Wow! That Georgia red clay does look like it bakes solid!

What breed of cat?
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Which cat? The one on the hugel appears to be a Burmilla mix, the one stretching is an elderly Seal Point Siamese, the one sitting in my lap as I type this reply is a Maine Coon Mix.
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Default Cross sectional view of my current Hugel

This photo was taken today and shows a better cross sectional view of my hugel, including the excavation into the existing ground, the stacked rotten logs, and the walls holding recycled topsoil. I use a substantial border both because it's in my front yard and to keep the tall Bermuda out which otherwise quickly invades.
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Old May 2, 2017   #37
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You guys like hard work more than me apparently.
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