All about family life here on our little farm on the West Coast.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Oh my goodness is this stuff gorgeous or what? Look at how dark and rich it is. I wish I had done this again this year.
This bag is from when we first bought the house in 2008. It is a significant time investment but totally worth it. I had 4 bags from 2008. I used all the leaves I raked up this past fall as ground cover in the garden but it is totally not worth it. Basically all you need to do to get this wonderful compost is put all your fallen leaves in big garbage bags. Seal them up and poke small holes in the bag for ventilation (no bigger than the size of a nickle) then leave them somewhere that gets some warmth (I left my bags against the fence, nothing special) for 2-3 years. I'm so sad that I won't have any next year so I might save a bag from this year to use in the garden next year. Leaf rot, a garden must!