Made one today with wood chips. I came in about the time Asiatic mosquitoes started attacking.
When I removed the tarp to use to collect and hold grass + soil from my 25 x25 foot future garden (with some limping fava beans, happy cereal rye, plus garlic next to favas about 6 inches down).
I saw a new ant colony that established under the tarp. Typical small ferocious red ants, found one japanese beetle, two orange type ~1 inch worms? and fed them to the happy ants. Covered them with tarp at end of project.
Today I used the last of the wood chips that were delivered for free. Not sure when more will come. It was a rough wood chip pile, I had plenty branches over a foot long, wood chunks a half inch thick. I ended up burning a lot of branches and thicker wood.
I might be able to rake up one more bucket from lawn. I got about 7 buckets worth!
Here is my completed hugelkultur, which was done in two phases. The second one was not quite rectangular like the first.
Bless your Family,
Get me the mayor's office! I need to tell her about this tiny ad:
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