How to make leaf mould – video guide

How to make leaf mould – video guide

How to make leaf mould from your fallen leaves

This week @MikeTheGardener is showing us how to make use of the fallen leaves littering our beds and borders! Mike explains that although rotting leaves contain lots of beneficial goodness for our soil, they can actually be harmful if left where they fall and not treated properly.

During autumn you need to make sure the fallen leaves are cleared away from your beds and borders to prevent various pests and diseases developing and being past on to the new plants emerging below. A covering of leafs also provides perfect cover and protection for slugs and snails, under which they can safely feed on the fresh new shoots.

Regularly gathering up the leaves and storing them appropriately will allow you to create leaf mould, which is hugely beneficial to plants when used as a compost.  In this video Mike shows us how to store the leaves and treat them in order to produce a fantastic crop of mould!

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