Saturday, 10 November 2012
Leaf Mould - A Free Resource
October - Making Leaf Mould
When I was on one of my regular walks out to the fields - below the Penwith Hills north of St Ives - I noticed just how many fallen leaves there were along the path. Suddenly the light bulb went on in my head - free compost !
After that I took a couple of black plastic bin bags with me every time I went out - and filled them up.
These were mostly deciduous leaves - from the trees lining the boundary of St John's In The Fields Church and Vicarage ......
Like the garden leaves - I gave them a bit of a water before punching a few holes in the bags and tying them up.
I'll leave them sitting quietly until next Autumn and then see how they are getting on.
Eventually I'll get some nice leaf compost to use as a mulch and soil improver.