Last year I built a few Hugelkulture beds and in the fall planted some oregano and thyme for a perennial cover crop. I will be building another 20' wide bed. I was planning on doing the same thing
Existing beds are, bottom to top: Logs, Twigs, Hedge trimmings, Existing top soil, Wood mulch, composted Manure, top soil, Shredded wood mulch.
New beds will be, bottom to top" Logs, Twigs, leaves, Existing top soil, Garden compost, Wood mulch, composted Manure, top soil, Shredded wood mulch.
These beds will be for Eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, lettuces and herbs.
I have a few questions I was hoping you guys could help out with.
Should I also plant some kind of Nitrogen Fixers like Hairy Vetch in the fall along with the perennial cover crops? Do I even need them?
Can I plant some in the spring? And if so can I plant my regular veggies alongside the nitrogen fixers?
Here is the first bed.
Here is the 2nd bed.
I planted a mish-mosh of veggies that done fairly well, I was a but surprised being their first year, July 15th