Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Microclimates

Improve your gardening results with microclimates.  There are ways to make things wetter, dryer, warmer, or cooler as needed in addition to changing the soil chemistry.

One not mentioned in the article is using individual hugelkultur pits.  Dig a hole and fill it with logs.  Backfill with dirt to cover the top end of the logs.  Water until soaked.  Plant a tree, bush, or whatever you want over the pit.  Fill in the rest of the way, then top with mulch.  As the logs rot, they will become spongy and hold a great deal of water, the way rotten logs stay wet inside even during dry weather.
Tags: gardening, how to, nature
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