Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hugelstump?

Check this out:


I shot that picture the day before Rachel made coleslaw from this lovely head of cabbage. It was growing in a few handfuls of dirt stuffed into the middle of a rotten chunk of oak trunk I picked up by the side of the road. I barely had to water it - and the cabbage (which is a small variety) clocked in at a respectable 3lbs. It's like a tiny hugelkultur pot, eh?


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7 Comments:

At May 22, 2013 at 6:13 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Thank goodness for Google. Your posts are like a chain of events and you're always the initial explosion.

 
At May 22, 2013 at 8:17 AM , Blogger jean said...

Isn't it funny how sometimes, the best one of the crop is the one least fussed over. 3 pounds is heavy for a small cabbage. I wonder if we have some rotten tree trunk around I could haul into my garden.

 
At May 22, 2013 at 10:27 AM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Gardening nitroglycerin! BOOM!

 
At May 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Yeah - I agree. Some stuff just is happy all on its own.

I'm convinced it was the rotting wood that made this thing grow. It was the best cabbage we got this year. Better than any that grew in our nicely prepared and amended beds.

 
At May 22, 2013 at 12:50 PM , Blogger rycamor said...

Hugel's gonna be huge! Grab all the rotting wood now, before the world discovers how valuable it is.

 
At May 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM , Blogger chrissy bauman said...

you know 'hugel' means 'high' in German, right?

 
At May 22, 2013 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Chrissy... don't start making drug references. This is a family blog.

 

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