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So I decided to surround my compost pile with logs, and then cover the whole thing in dirt. here is the result. So far it has rained a couple times, but has not rained in a while and the plants which I planted are still growing.

I planted an albizia tree on the top. There is some corn growing around the edges and on top, and some other vegtables growing around. I also planted some indian heliotrope, and some staghorn sumac.

It will be interesting to see how this develops, and how things grow, or don't during the winter.







 
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Sounds like what you have done is a Growing mound or Hugel Kulture mound as they are called these days. Good work.
 
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