Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello from SE Michigan
by SonSeeker Today at 3:27 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by trolleydriver Today at 3:18 pm

» Ants.
by SonSeeker Today at 3:18 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 3:12 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Today at 3:07 pm

» Zucchini Tower
by newbeone Today at 3:04 pm

» Kombucha
by Turan Today at 2:43 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by trolleydriver Today at 2:39 pm

» Ideas needed
by newbeone Today at 2:24 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by newbeone Today at 2:15 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 2:10 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by trolleydriver Today at 2:07 pm

» Mustard Greens
by sanderson Today at 2:06 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Today at 1:58 pm

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 1:37 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by Scorpio Rising Today at 12:20 pm

» Garden Progress in Georgia
by yolos Today at 12:10 pm

» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Today at 11:09 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:31 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:23 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by CapeCoddess Today at 8:17 am

» Sour Dough Starter
by CapeCoddess Today at 8:07 am

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 7:58 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Today at 3:54 am

» garden ready need better weather
by sanderson Today at 3:44 am

» My first SFGs in 11 years
by sanderson Today at 2:55 am

» Getting Started--It's snowing here today :)
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:24 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:50 pm

» A spring day that was da pits.
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:28 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 4:00 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Falling Leaves

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Falling Leaves

Post  Kelejan on 9/29/2012, 2:17 am

FALLING LEAVES

This time last year I would never have believed that this year I would be looking forward to my annual collection of 30 to 40 bags of leaves that fall each year from my trees.

The difference? I now know what lovely compost I can make providing I use compost worms to help me.

I have learned so much from this forum, thank you all for sharing your knowledge with me.

Last year I procrastinated collecting the leaves in the fall, and that left me with the job to do in the spring and it was much, much, harder than it should have been.

So this year I have already gathered two bags of leaves and shredded them and added them to my new compost pile. I have also added two worm towers to which I am adding the usual kitchen scraps, and hoping to keep the compost pile warm enough to keep the worms alive.
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 4791
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Falling Leaves

Post  camprn on 9/29/2012, 7:14 am

I rake leaves out of corners, from around the base of shrubs and what not then pick them up with a power lawnmower with a bag attachment then dump it into the compost bin.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14111
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Falling Leaves

Post  Goosegirl on 9/29/2012, 7:35 am

@camprn wrote:I rake leaves out of corners, from around the base of shrubs and what not then pick them up with a power lawnmower with a bag attachment then dump it into the compost bin.

This is what I plan on trying this year. I have only one compost tumbler and a standing barrel, but I plan on layering my leaves on top of the beds to sit under the snow until spring. Wormies can do their work on them until then.

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3411
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Falling Leaves

Post  quiltbea on 9/29/2012, 12:30 pm

You can also make holes in your garden beds and stuff with dried fall leaves. The worms will have a feast thru the winter and the leaves will be compost by spring.
During late fall cleanup, when I pull out an old dead plant, I dig down a little deeper and put a trowelful or two of dead leaves in the resultant hole and cover with soil. The worms will thank you for it with castings in your soil next spring.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4629
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Falling Leaves

Post  CindiLou on 9/29/2012, 1:51 pm

Good suggestions! I like the idea of putting them IN the holes!
avatar
CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 57
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Falling Leaves

Post  llama momma on 9/29/2012, 8:03 pm

@quiltbea wrote:You can also make holes in your garden beds and stuff with dried fall leaves. The worms will have a feast thru the winter and the leaves will be compost by spring.
During late fall cleanup, when I pull out an old dead plant, I dig down a little deeper and put a trowelful or two of dead leaves in the resultant hole and cover with soil. The worms will thank you for it with castings in your soil next spring.

I have a large non sfg garden flower bed in the front of the house. I am going to try this method as I believe the soil have been depleted the last few years. And I have been saving cardboard which worms love too, going to bury both leaves and cardboard.
Got to encourage the worms!
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4749
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Falling Leaves

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum