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sjb, it's a personal preference. Collect them by hand if your garden plants are small.
40 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
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
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I have a hugh live oak tree near my garden. The prevailing winds blow the leaves into the garden. I leave the leaves where they land in the garden in the fall and winter. In the spring (at least a week before I plant so the ground can warm up) I remove the leaves from the beds, let the soil warm, then plant. The leaves that fall in the pathways, I leave in the pathways. Then I set my mulching mower real low and run over the leaves in the pathways a few times. Someday, I will have a nice thick layer of compost in my pathways that I can leave there or move elsewhere.
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