How to Make a Hugelkultur Bed

Permaculture Ideas
Thursday, 10th April 2014

Hugelkultur beds have many benefits, from soil aeration to carbon sequestering.

Not only are they easy to create, they are also a great way to use up old pieces of wood and because they are built vertically, they take up less space - perfect for a small garden!

The wood decays over a long period of time, which provides a regular source of nutrients for plants, whilst also acting as a sponge. In wet weather the beds soak up water, holding it for times of drought. 

Further resources 

The many benefits of hugelkultur

Small-scale hugelkulter in raised beds

Want to learn more about huglekultur beds? We highly recommend Sepp Holzer's Permaculturea ground breaking book that will teach you all you need to know!