Hello everyone: I have just come across some articles on hugelkultur and figured it would fit my backyard perfectly. The fact is we had a HUGE tree cut down a few years back and my husband decided to keep all of it. He had some project in mind, which never materialized. The end result is that the site of my best full sun garden has been filled with these logs for the past several years, leading to great frustration for me (no space for my veggies)so when I came upon this hugelkultur, I though it would be fine, but I am beginning to have some questions. The presence of the logs in the yard means that I am crawling with slugs all summer. I have to grow almost everything in pots and go out each night on slug patrol. I have been told that the logs make a perfect habitat for the slugs and that as long as I have the wood I will have slugs. Will it make a difference that the logs are covered with other organic matter, etc.? I have visions of planting my hugelkultur with beans and coming out to find them chomped to the ground. So are my concerns valid? Is there any reaction that goes on in the hugelkultur that will make it hostile for the slugs? The wood is now past the fireplace stage and it really is useless and unsightly. It will be very costly to have it hauled away since some of the logs are not split and measure up to 18 inches in diameter. Most of the sites I have seen on the internet are in very dry looking areas, and we have quite good rainfall here in Ontario. So is there anyone in this part of the country who has tried hugelkultur? What has your experience been? Your help is appreciated. Thank you.