so that is what Hugelkultur is .
mine , quite by accident is somewhat similar. We had some grading done and moved the beautiful rich topsoil to the back in a mound . The dimensions are about 40 feet long, 4 feet wide , 2 to 3 feet high , left as nature dealt with it from fall to this spring.
The area gets full sun exposure.
There are clumps with grass growing . There are some volunteer lambs quarters which are weeds but very nutritious and delish , and some bindweed which I need to nip in the bud asap .
My plan was to grow vining plants , let them ramble where they want , and then they would cover and shade out the weeds , and let to compost for an improved bed next year.
I planted 3 garden center zucchini .
Now for the heirlooms . next 2 Cream of Saskatchewan Water Melon, chosen for taste and early harvest and cool tolerance Cream of Saskatchewan Watermelon | Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co
Heirloom Watermelon Seed from Heritage Harvest Seed
next 3 Henderson's Winsall tomatoes https://store.tomatofest.com/Henders...p/tf-0239d.htm Heirloom Tomato Seed from Heritage Harvest Seed
then 2 Chartenais Melon Charentais Melon, Seeds | Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co
try it ! All Hail The Charentais Melon!
then 2 Noir des Carmes Melon Noir de Carmes Melon | Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co Melon, Noir des Carmes Organic | Seed Savers Exchange
then 2 Kaier Alexander Cucumber "
This extremely rare cucumber is named for the Russian Emperor Alexander and is originally from Russia. The most unusual trait of this cucumber is that when fully mature and past the eating stage, the skin is brown with white striations. It is truly beautiful! This heirloom also is one of the crunchiest, best tasting cucumbers I have grown and is best eaten when the green fruit are under 6 inches long. A real treasure! 60 days to maturity." The past is present - Winnipeg Free Press Homes
last on this heap 3 North Georgia Candy Roaster looks like it will feed a multitude Candy Roaster - North Georgia Squash | Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co Heirloom Squash Seed from Heritage Harvest Seed
have some State Fair Zinnias Natural Bridges Landscaping
rimming the edges , and in the middle a multi branched mid height sunflower .
something for us, something for the bees, something for the birds.
closer to the house I have Purple Peacock Broccoli
Flamingo Chard Organic Chard, Flamingo Pink (1/4 lb) From Seed To Table: Saturday Spotlight - Flamingo Chard
and in another 1/2 whiskey barrel Red Vulcan chard Rhubarb Chard Vulcan | Plant & Flower Stock Photography: GardenPhotos.com
Vulcan Swiss Chard - Organic Seeds
another 1/2 whiskey barrel has red runner beans for us and the hummingbirds Runner Beans
Gold Marie runner Goldmarie Romano Pole Bean | Jung Seed | eGardenersPlace.com
in a 1/2 whiskey barrel Peacevine Tomato highest level vitamin C , high lycopene -- climbing tomato and already in flower ! Tomato 'Peacevine' Plants - Cherry Tomato Plants - Tomatoes http://www.planetaryherbtreasures.co...hBoxpics_1.htm
in another 1/2 whiskey barrel , climbing everybearing strawberries.
then I have my specialty mints -- and some tomato seeds which I haven't planted yet.
I plan to eat , share the melons, and cut and freeze for smoothies later in the winter , and experiment with dehydrating them for snacks.
ANYbody interested in seeds I will be more than happy to send them out to you ! (after harvest)