ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday-ish word: hügelkultur

hügelkultur (hoo-gul-culture), noun

A method of raised-bed gardens where decaying wood and other compostable materials are covered with a top layer of soil.

This spring, I plan to try hugelkultur on at least one garden bed (more, if I find time to dig more holes and haul more brush).
Much advice can be found on mound composition, size, steepness of the walls, best plants to grow the first year, etc.

Etymology: German; hügel, hill + culture
(That pronunciation is what I see in English articles - I suspect the actual German pronunciation is a bit different.)

The below drawing is from this article.

Tags: german, h, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

  • Tuesday word: Intrepid

    Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 Intrepid (adjective) in·trep·id [in-trep-id] adjective 1. resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer. WORDS…

  • Sunday Word: Copacetic

    Sunday Word: Copacetic copacetic [koh-p uh- set-ik, - see-tik] adjective: (informal) fine, OK, agreeable, totally satisfactory, in excellent…

  • Tuesday word: Servile

    Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 Servile (adjective) ser·vile [sur-vil, -vahyl] adjective 1. slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning: servile…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment