We had to wait to get all the starts in, but when it was warm and dry enough we planted them just in front of the wood chip border mounds. They are coming in well as a living privacy screen. The slugs were able to get to some of them creating some gaps, (grrr!) so, I used some Jerusalem Artichoke (also from 'Chipping Twigs') to fill them in as they also do much better with soggy weather... They are getting quite tall, but have yet to flower....The bonus, these produce a high fiber root crop that will expand and produce even more next year!
We work diligently to make the soil rich for the plants and those moles want to fill their bellies on the goodness as well! We have tried a number of measures and have only trapped one mole so far... One thing we've noticed in our raspberry patch, the row we made a hugel kultur in was not affected. The wood chunks make it very hard for the moles to dig - so YaY! We're learning!
Making more of our beds hugel kultur will require quite a bit of forethought and work. But will be work for the winter, not now...
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time... Ecclesiastes 3:11