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Leaf Mould.
« on: September 30, 2018, 17:20 »
I am fortunate to have been given access to a massive pile of leaf mould which was started over 10 years ago.
Would this be any good to spread on my vegetable patch, or what else could it be used for. Any advice would be most welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 21:27 »
Lucky you  :D

Leaf mould is brilliant for improving soil structure.  It doesn't have masses of nutrients left in it, but adds water holding capacity and air spaces into soil.  It helps break up heavy soil and adds oomph to thin, light soils. 

If you have lots of it you can dig it in, spread as a mulch or even sieve it and use as part of your potting mix. 

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 06:44 »
Thanks very much for the reply, l shall get digging.

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 00:04 »
It's also good as part of your potting mix if you grow stuff in containers. Now is the time of year to get out with the rake and gather up as many leaves as you can. Why spend money on commercial soil conditioners when nature gives you everything you need?

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 06:39 »
Thanks,  l grow tomatoes,  melons and cucumbers in pots so shall add some leaf mould to the mix.



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