The 2016 garden has long been put to rest, but I wanted to make sure that I got my year in review post up before this year closes.
When I started using hugelkultur a few years back, I’ve enjoyed documenting the process and results through this blog. It began with probably my most popular post to date: “How-to: Hugelkultur Raised Garden Bed Start-to-Finish”. The motivation for a start-to-finish post came from frustration in my own research before I even built my first hugel bed. I found many, many photos and information on how to build them, but very little results photos. Did this type of gardening actually even work?
Well, long story short, the answer is yes.
I continued the following year with an expansion of my hugelkultur garden and even wrote a how-to article for Lake Time Magazine. You can see the article and a start-to-finish slideshow of my 2015 garden here.
Which brings us to 2016. This year, my family was featured in Acres U.S.A. magazine, with a focus again on our successful use of hugelkultur gardening in our harsh climate. The garden saw yet another expansion with new hugel beds of different shapes and types (round bed, curved bed, raised framed bed, and keyhole bed) and the footprint of a new hugelkultur future market garden was laid.
Here is my 2016 start-to-finish garden slideshow. Enjoy.