Hugelkultur (pronounced HOO-gul-culture), is roughly translated from the German phrase “hill culture” and refers to a raised gardening style that takes place over mounds or—you guessed it—hills. This lasagna-style garden bed consists of layers of mulch material with one invisible secret: its important wood base.
This type of gardening is ideal for wooded areas where branches and logs, even rotting ones, are abundant. If you’re interested in Hugelkultur, this article will provide a basic understanding of its benefits and technique. Are you a Hugelkultur expert? Show us some photos (or even drawings!) of your Hugel bed!