We are trying our hand at “hugelkultur” which is a new concept for me but one that makes a lot of sense. Basically, you build a garden bed out of logs, covered with a small amount of actual soil. As the wood naturally breaks down, it gives off moisture and warms the soil, so it reduces watering and extends the growing season. Traditionally, it’s done in a big mound above ground, but we decided to do it in this giant repurposed horse trough.
I will be planting my spring garden this weekend on St Paddy’s Day for good luck. Planning on leafy greens, peas and potatoes in another area. Looking forward to some home grown goodness!