Baby's first hugelkultur! I want a berm that will block out the sight and sound of my busy road so I'm testing the waters with a small hugelkultur placed strategically to block out the view of my yurt from the entrance to my driveway.
There were a few wood piles on my property when I bought it, they are what I used for the bulk of the inner material. The site where the hugel will be also had a couple doug firs on it so I cut them down and the stumps will be inside.
I'm planting comferey, sunchokes, walking onion, sepp holder grain, crimson clover(the vast majority of the seeds were this), lupins(next most abundant), kale, chives, spinach, thyme, arugula, sweet basil, cinnamon basil, two kinds of asparagus.
I mulched with woodchips, fir boughs, some tall grass that grows here, and broadleaf dock.
The hugel ended up being about 8x8x7 feet tall. After having built it, even though it was difficult to make it to 7ft tall, when I expand it I want to make it even taller, as it doesn't quite block out the highway up on the hill where my yurt is.