Just wondered if any of you have much luck with Red Onion sets? The ones I sowed in April didnt grow at all and amazingly the ones I left in the ground (or forgot about) started to grow in Sept/Oct,…Continue
I have a huge Poplar tree in the garden which gives us loads of leaves but would there be much of a problem if I just dug the wet leaves into the ground rather than stick them into bags to compost…Continue
Just wondered if any of you have much luck with Red Onion sets? The ones I sowed in April didnt grow at all and amazingly the ones I left in the ground (or forgot about) started to grow in Sept/Oct, so are they better for autumn sowings?See More
"I started saving leaves, this is my third autumn. I make some holes in bin liners, fill with leaves, water then tie up. I will be sieving my first collection to make a soil improver which will go into my own sieved garden compost for use next…"
"If you get into the routine of bagging some every year you will then end up with a constant supply of leaf mould. I am using it to cover tender perennials and dahlias, which I don't lift. I also sieve some to add to other compost for potting."
"If you make leaf mould the leaves break down by fungal rather than microbial action, a slow process. I rake them off the lawn but just leave them where they fall on any cultivated ground. Leaf mould is a wonderful material and makes a great addition…"
"Darren, all the advice is normally, not to dig them in but I found this under a you tube video:
First chap :- “mixing leaves into your garden soil is not a good idea. As the leaves decompose they rob the soil of valuable nitrogen. Its much…"