Marco Banks wrote:
If weeds and blackberries are a problem, you could you cover them with black plastic to discourage growth, and then cut through the plastic to plant vining plants like watermelon or cucumbers. Do you have access to an excavator? If so, it would be easy to sculpt the pile the way you want it. You could create mini-terraces on it, and then put down plastic on the steep sides and channel the water via small swales to water exactly what you want to get water. Can you imagine if you planted it with pumpkins? The pumpkin pile!
I'd kill for a 15 foot tall pile of decomposing stuff. I'm terribly jealous. Go crazy with it!