Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Super Score!

Coming back from a fun gathering of the Knotty Knitters the other afternoon, I discovered that a neighbor had put out several dozen fat bags of leaves on the curb.  (They had been using them for foundation insulation over the winter.)  I promptly drove up the block, hopped out and asked if I could take some bags home with me.

I think she was a little perplexed, but she said sure, so I heaved six bags into the back of the truck. 

Once home, I lugged them into the backyard and placed them around the edges of the back deck, where they'll be hidden from view (mostly) and can quietly rest for a year to do their thing.

That thing, of course, is becoming primo leaf mould compost.  All you need to do is poke some holes in the leaf bag, top and bottom sides, and leave it for about a year.  In time, it will decompose down into a luscious mixture that you can use to top dress garden beds, mix into soil, or add to the other compost generated on the Farmlette.  It's really quite a simple process.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! and I love your post on Dahilas.


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