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Leaf mulch is abundant in fall. In this episode we will talk about how we make it, and 5 amazing benefits of it on your plants and in your garden.

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  • Thunderman Dead End Scribes

    When filling garden beds, are using whole leaves ok to use as organic material to fill the bottom of the bed?

  • Louisiana Simple Living

    Leaf mulch works great in my garden as well. Anybody have any experience with pine straw as mulch? You can read where it supposedly increases the acidity of your garden but does it really effect it enough to matter?

  • Jan Williams

    Thanks Luke. Certainly good timing as we have a lot of leaves falling. I just spent the last 7 weeks building my 15 raised beds and filling them with compost. From conception to completion was a bit more than I imagined but they are done and I am well pleased with them. I amended them as your video instructed a couple of weeks ago with kelp, Worm castings, and Uric acid. I planted your garlic in one of my beds and added Trifecta as well to that bed. The garlic is sprouting now. Would it be good to add leaves as mulch to this bed? How about all the beds even though they have no plants until next year? Thanks for all you do Luke.

  • Kathy Harper

    Genius idea of putting leaves in a garbage can and using weed whacker to break them up! Ill be doing this today thanks Luke!

  • Charlene Kociuba

    And you have grass that gets mixed in, that's the vitamin. Good advice. But I don't have grass, just weeds. And I don't trust other people's grass clippings because many people use weed control products which isn't safe while growing food to eat. Any other suggestions to supply nitrogen at the same time as leaves?

  • Svetla Nikolova

    Food for thought. Consider the forest. Nobody uses a mower. Wrap your brain around that one.
    And in the forest, mulch can go up to 2 feet next to the tree tunks

  • That Gardener

    Another great video dear. I learned lots. I don’t have the equip,nets so used garden scissors and just bunched up leaves twigs and cut through them and then mulch them. Also can put layer of ash on top of them for extra layer of nutrition for winter. I hope that is ok? Thanks again appreciate your grt videos.

  • Mark Brock

    Great video!
    I have been mulching just dry shredded oak leaves for 4 years. It makes a great bedding for vermiculture. Just let it mold for about 6 weeks (moist) then add red composting worms. This will break it down in less than a year and convert to about 30% worm castings in that time. Easy to do. No turning. I do mine in 40 gallon black plastic planting pots. Works out very well. Shredding the leaves reduces them by about 80% as you note in your video.

  • Autumn Spring

    I want to save my raked leaves to start composting. However we live in the city and I know that pesticides have been used around the property. Will my leaves be contaminated after they have fallen on the same property? I'm a little worried about using those leaves. Should I be?

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