At the beginning of the week, I drove the truck to get compost and shoveled it around all of the plants in the garden. Because I had a truckload of compost, I was able to distribute it on two rows of potatoes growing in bags and compost over 10 rows of plants. The 10 rows consist of hugelkultur mounds in addition to rows of holes dug with compost. Digging holes and adding compost to the holes is the lazy gardener's method, and I highly recommend it! The hugelkultur mounds are also easy to maintain, and I consider them to be perfect for the gardener who don't want to use a tiller. With these rows, of course, you need to consistently mulch. In between the rows, you'll notice in the photos that I have been cardboard mulched between rows and then have a layer of leaves on the cardboard.
|hugelkultur mound of Zucchini & crookneck squash|
|mound of crookneck squash|
|Cucumbers (left) & Tomatoes (right)|
|squash & cucumber on trellis|
|watermelon/cucumber (right) & honeydew melon & butternut squash (left)|
|row of cucumber/butternut/acorn squash|