I made a MAJOR mistake in my backyard where Hugelkulture is concerned. I used the WORST possible wood in my hugelkulture beds. I used Tree of Heaven wood from a dead tree in my backyard which we cut down. Apparently, Tree of Heaven wood is alleopathic (releases herbicides in the roots, bark and leaves upon decomposition) . This means NOTHING is going to grow or it will grow poorly. So now, I need to dig up all the logs I put under my raised garden beds AND I need to remove what I put in my garden bins because I used the twigs and leaves for organic material.
I can't even. I invested so much time into this project. (Head hung low)
All, just an FYI, don't use Tree of Heaven, Cedar or conifers as the wood for your HugelKulture logs.
Cedar because it's the hardest wood to decompose, hence it being used in a lot of structures.
Learn from Ms Pooz... sigh