Terrace Garden Winterizing

After the fruitful growing season in 2018 we inoculated our garden beds and Hugelkulture Mound with our thermal compost then covered it with a blanket of straw mulch. The reason for this practice is due to the lack of perennial plants covering the soil on our new farm. 

Ground cover helps soil maintain adequate temperatures for the soil life to proliferate during dormant winter months.  In other areas where there are cover crops growing, we did not put mulch. It is waiting to be grazed by the pigs 🐖 that arrive in a few weeks! It’s so exciting for us  to be a part of healing the ecology.