I've found a new blog I've enjoyed reading over the last few weeks , it's called ~ Chickens On The Porch ~ , her blog is listed on my sidebar if you would like to visit. . Callie writes about her chickens and many other things , awhile back she mentioned a garden method called " kugelkultur " . I read the link she had on her blog , it really captured my interest as I'm creating a new garden bed this year. After reading more info on this method , I've decided to try this method on the latest garden bed I'm starting. You can read more about this garden method here ~ http://hubpages.com/hub/Hugelkultur-Using-Woody-Waste-in-Composting ~.
Earlier this week , Dh and I boxed in the garden beds near his garage. The bed to the side of the garage receives the most sun , but the bed on the backside doesn't. I plan to plant some herbs and veggies that like partial shade there , this is the bed I'll be trying the kugelkultur method with too. I found this wonderful link about what types of plants do well in partial shade , you can read about them here ~ http://www.rickharrison.com/texts/info/shade_tolerant.html ~. Next week I plan to clean the area and put down sticks and rotted logs , I'll add some chicken poop straw and a layer of leaves over that. The last layer will be mushroom compost and some dirt. I think the chicken poop has broken down enough that it won't burn the plants. Looking forward to seeing how this method works.
~ Green Blessings ~