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Turbo-charged soil

Sorghum

I planted Artemesia's plot of special treats (aka sorghum) in a very well-mellowed hugelkultur bed this year. The results were amazing --- the plants shot up so tall I felt like Jack peering up his beanstalk.

...Then along came a heavy rain that knocked half of the plants down. I guess that's the downside of turbo-charged soil. It's sometimes necessary to give those extraordinarily large plants some extra support!



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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