Thursday, 19 November 2015

Autumn Allotment Jobs - Making Leaf Mould

Leaf Mould Bin
Leaf Mould Bin - St Ives Allotment

Through Autumn I've been collecting fallen leaves - to make leaf mould on the allotment.

It produces a wonderful compost that improves soil structure and - most importantly - water retention - particularly useful for sandy soils - beneficial for all soils.

It has few nutrients in it - much less than in green waste compost or from manure - but is nonetheless very good stuff.

I've built a leaf mould bin to store it - which I've filled up week by week.

This will rot down slowly over the coming months and will be ready to add to the growing beds next Autumn.

More -
Allotment Growing - How To Make Leaf Mould

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