Build the Ultimate Backyard Garden with a Hugelkultur Raised Bed

Turn an unused corner of your backyard into an impressive DIY garden with the hugelkultur raised bed garden technique!

According to permaculture expert Paul Wheaton:

Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc. As the years pass, the deep soil of your raised garden bed becomes incredibly rich and loaded with soil life.

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Intrigued? Learn how to use the hugelkultur technique to build your own amazing raised bed garden with this helpful overview on Craftsy!

Then, you can find even more information on permaculture and building the best hugel bed for your specific gardening needs from Paul Wheaton on Rich Soil.

If you’re looking for a DIY home project that will yield long-term rewards, you can hardly do better than a garden that harnesses the power of nature and the science of smart eco design to keep improving year after year!

Working with a smaller space? This raised bed garden tutorial right here on Make: might be more up your alley.