This Hugel is not for food, maybe eventually. I had an old cabin that was too rotten to burn and had another cabin that had been abandoned and the animals had their way with it. The floor that was on/in the ground I was able to break up with a hoe and add to the pile. So to burry the evidence I'm making a Hugel for flowers and privacy. I purchased about 500 various flower bulbs to plant in the Hugel and will cover it with chicken wire so the squirrels don't eat all the bulbs. Some pictures of the process. Yet to plant and cover with wire and mulch.
Had some extra time yesterday and was able to finish planting. About 250 bulbs went into the bed. I cleared out some soil/mulch mix tossed in the bulbs and covered. Cover it all in chicken wire with wooden pegs to hold it down, put down straw and some branches on top so the straw won't blow away. Crossing fingers and toes the animals don't get through the chicken wire.
Finally got out and was able to take pictures of the bulb Hugel. Also seeded a wide mix of other flowers today. Last time I was here in March the top was frozen solid. I ended up pulling some straw off and there is a lot growing under there.