A bedding system new to Texas – hügelkultur – is trending among home gardeners looking for low-maintenance ways to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables, said horticulturist Dr. Joe Masabni.
Hügelkultur, German for “hill culture,” is the practice of composting large woody material, such as tree logs, to create a raised garden bed, said Masabni, who is based in Overton. Other excess garden waste, including prunings, hedge clippings and brushwood can be utilized to create the no-till bed for plants.
Masabni said hügelkultur is a good way to compost without the hard work of tilling and bed preparation every year. He collaborated with Bridget Corbett, a Master Gardener in Denton, on a hügelkultur project to provide valuable information about the method for growers.
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