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.
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