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Letting the leaves be taken away from the garden is like throwing out valuable nutrients. As a general practice I put the leaves in the compost bin, and I try to mix them from time to time, or to break them with a shovel once in a while. Two types of leaves I do not put in the compost: evergreens (as mentioned by Janet) and walnut leaves. In our area the ...


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Leaf mould is one of the best composts but leaves should never be removed from under the trees, because the fungi that support the trees feed on them. However leaves in the street are a nuisance and they should be swept up and composted, adding nutrients to the kitchen waste. However waxy broad evergreen leaves can stifle a compost and I think some produce ...


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In a temperate climate where deciduous trees drop their leaves for the winter such leaves are nearly the perfect compostable material. Trees drop them to mulch the ground for one season and then decompose to return useful nutrients to the soil where those same trees can use them again. A reasonable generalization for the carbon to nitrogen ratio of ...


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