Dave Dahlsrud wrote:If you're worried about being able to reach the upper and middle parts of the hugels you could strategically place some large-ish flat stones or wood rounds on the surface for stepping stones. That way you could just step on those specific areas and not compact the rest of the berm. If you use stone it would act as a kind of heat sink as well, evening out temperature swings, etc. A really large stone mostly buried with a flat side exposed would probably really moderate temperature, condense moisture, give you a nice place to step/sit, and I bet you could attract some reptile helpers to the garden that way as well. Just a thought... you don't have to dedicate the entire bed to growing area, especially if this would allow you access to more of what you have growing.