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Old August 4, 2017   #3
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Location: Williamsburg VA Zone 7b
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I tried hugel pots this year for my dwarf tomatoes and they did great. I used the really punky wood that I piled up though.

I removed a couple of the dwarfs that didn't tolerate the heat and then dug down. The roots seemed to love the rotten wood - it was moist when the soil was dry.

I am not an expert, but I was worried about causing a nitrogen deficit if I used new wood. I detected none with the old wood. The only downside was that it was harder to sink the cages around the tomatoes.

Please tell us how your experiment goes!
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