The ground here is compressed dirt and gravel, like a driveway. I'm gonna line the bottom with cardboard (with a sprinkle of corn meal to attract earthworms) and then layer on some seasoned wood.
Yes that is some lil guy artwork on the cardboard
Doing battle with some very large spiders who nested in this wood. I'm trying not to kill them because well, this is their turf, not mine
In fact I'm gonna take a break now that I've disturbed them so I can rest and they can relocate
Bottom of the future bed is lined with seasoned bigleaf maple logs. This is gonna be a hugel-style bed in that it will use this wood to store carbon for future plant growth. The other advantage of doing this is the wood soaks up water during rainy periods and saves it up for the plants to access during dry spells. Next will come layers of finer-grained compostable materials like twigs, wood chips, leaves, grass clippings and plant trimmings.
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