After exploring trench mulching a lot in my garden I decided to adopt some of the principles that govern honeyholes and fertility trenches.
The main variation from my past practices are:
- tear up the newspaper and cardboard
- mix it with green mulch and manure
- add water (even urine!) to the mix
- let it marinate
- ram the mix into the honeyhole
This is still an experiment.
- Honeyholes should be standard depth and diameter. In my established garden I keep them to a forearm's depth.
- Honeyholes' location should always be marked.
When positioning your honeyhole remember that its contents may be a tad strong for some nearby plants. So remember: Location. Location. Location.
If creating new beds, long trenches would be more apt.
When watering the garden, be sure to always hose your honeyholes so that they absorb more water for slower local distribution.
A honeyhole is a pulpy version of a terracotta pot irrigator...and my presumption is that any fertilising is spread by the creatures of the soil especially worms. I'm thinking that juxtaposing terracotta pot irrigation with honeyholes makes a lot of gardening sense --esp on my sandy soils.