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Fall Leaves

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Posted by Shawn McCarty over 10 years ago

Every fall my neighbours collect all the fertility that has grown all season and ship it off to the city compost pile.

Here in Ontario we have a beautiful fall season as the leaves slowly turn hues of yellow, orange and crimson before falling to the ground. And every year I am dumbfounded by their need to stuff the leaves into big paper bags and send them off to the city.

So this year I spoke to my nieghbours about their fertilizer use, most do not fertilize (and gave me their leaves) and others remove the leaves every fall and spread fertilizer all spring and summer.

So now I have about a yard and a half of leaves, a yard of mushroom compost, chopped wood from a fallen tree and a Permaculture design to work from. I laid out the contour lines and started to dig several trenches. The swale mound on the down slope will be a 6 foot wide hugelculture bed that i need to get assembled in the next week or so. I have seedlings of winter vetch and clover ready to plant and I want to get them in before the snows start in a month or so.

My wife is complaining my shoulders are getting to broad ( I like hand tools over machines) so if anybody is in southern ontario and wants to help, all are welcome.



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Richard Larson
Richard Larson : Darn, too far away from me!
Posted over 10 years ago

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