My order for bushel gourds and loofah sponge gourd seeds arrived in the mail today. If even half of what I bought for seeds this year comes up I’ll be amazed.


And a couple pictures of loofah gourds.140 to 200 days of grow time so I may never see anything from these but they look interesting.

cut loofahsloofahs on a bench 

A small circular Hugelkulture bed design. I found this on the forums at Permies.com from a guy by the name of Chris Dean. I like the look of it and he used a rough cob to hold it all together. The center is an area to dump compost and water. I think I could incorporate this into my stone wall fence project with one or two on the low part of the yard.
I think the hardest part will be filling this with dirt, since all I have are my hands and a few small tools.

Below is a breakdown of how it is built, materials vary but it gives a good general idea.