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WaxyWingie t1_j27db5q wrote

...Or you could chop the darned thing with a machete and stick it under a layer of compost in your new raised bed for a mild hugelkultur effect, like regular gardeners have been doing for decades.


MadManD3vi0us t1_j2aa9x1 wrote

>hugelkultur effect

I am unfamiliar with this word


WaxyWingie t1_j2avjdn wrote

Google it. It's a very cool little concept, basically building a mound of slowly decaying organic matter and covering it with dirt, then planting stuff in it. I have had one for 3 years and got very good tomatoes/peppers/squash off of it without watering.


therealdannyking t1_j2ak68q wrote

That seems like an excellent idea, but there might be a few drawbacks. How many in the UK have a garden large enough to compost a pine tree? A commercial hügelkultur operation would take a substantial amount of work to create and maintain, especially considering the number of trees that would need to be buried every year.


WaxyWingie t1_j2asans wrote

US here, but fair point! Can also chop for mulch/scatter under bushes, use thicker chunks in a casual fire.