|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.
Allotment Growing - How To Make Leaf Mould