I had never even heard of hugelkultur until today. Has anyone here had any experience with this type of raised bed gardening? It seems like it might be a natural, practical method here where many already recommend raised beds or layered gardening methods.
The method is to make a long tall pile of large and small logs and probably brush too; and then cover it with perhaps sod if you had to remove some, and then soil. This mound is supposed to be really high and mounded; like as much as six feet high, and perhaps five to 8 feet wide. The theory is that the mound will slowly decompose and collapse from the inside. It would have significant ever changing crevices for oxygen and water retention. Supposedly, watering is not required after establishment.
Except for the extensive soil moving required, it sounds like a great idea to me. I happen to have a lot of pine logs around slowly rotting away anyway. Well duh, I'm in central NC. Has anyone tried this method? With pine logs? Whataya think?