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A Little Mulch Goes a Long Way
Back in April, I made a short visit back to my plot at the Ant Village in Western Montana. I only had one day to work on the project before I needed to leave again, so I decided to conduct an experiment with cover crops and conifer mulch. I made a mix of several different cover crop seeds and spread them randomly over one of the Hugelkulture berms at the edge of my acre plot. I also took down a few trees to clear space for a root cellar I am planning to build, so I had a large amount of douglas fir limbs with needles. I mulched the newly plants cover crop seeds with the douglas fir limbs to see how they would affect the germination and growth of these plants. Well I just got back to the Ant Village, two and a half months later, and the results are pretty cool to see.