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Leaf Mould

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Leaf Mould is a great soil conditioner that you can easily make at home.


Leaf Mould is the fallen leaves decomposed by natural processes. The end result is a great soil conditioner that will add nutrients and encourages good soil organisms before finally breaking down into a vital ingredient which increases soil fertility.


To make it simply get out a lawn rake and collect fallen leaves into a pile. Pick them up and put them into either a hessian sack or a wire mesh cage and simply leave to break down. If its summer or the weather is hot and dry it does help to dampen them down to help the leaves rot more quickly.


Keep the leaves moist until they break down into a fine dark crumbly state. Once done ( depending on the freshness of the leaves collected between 2-6 months ) simply spread around your plants , water in and enjoy.

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