Monday, 4 November 2019
It's that time of year again for collecting leaves to make leaf mould or add as browns in you compost bin with the last of you green vegetation as you close down your plot. Most trees have long roots extending deep into the subsoil. They draw in the nutrients and trace minerals which have leached out of the upper soil layers. Fifty to 80% of these nutrients end up in the leaves, they are natures nutrient recyclers.
You always have to be careful what else you are collecting with the leaves!
My eldest daughter Emma and her husband Andy delivered three large blue water butts worth of leaves to the allotment last night, and as I have not sorted out the composting area I had nowhere to store them so we covered them over to stop them filling with rain and sorting the composting area has now become a priority.