I wanted to start some seeds last weekend and went out to our 倉庫 to get a long bin. Seeing the firewood leftover from the camping trip with Mark — it rained a lot so we bought some dry, pre-cut wood to start fires — I decided to try a hugelkultur experiment. Strictly speaking, I suppose, hugelkultur uses raised beds. One of the benefits of this method is supposed to be superior water retention and anything that helps in that regard is great when gardening in containers.
Long story short: I buried the wood in a mix that included peat moss, ground oyster shells, composted leaves, composted cow manure and vermiculite. I planted a few different types of lettuce and some root vegetables (mostly carrots).