• Leaf Mountain

    21st February 2011Stephanie's BlogStephanie Donaldson
    The newly confined leaf heap

    The newly confined leaf heap

    I’ve temporarily moved my hurdles that keep critters off my raised beds and used them to corral my ever-growing pile of leaves. Over the years I’ve found that if I don’t do this, the heap sprawls into the surrounding area and I don’t get a decent depth of leafmould to excavate. Wire netting inevitably starts to bend and break, so these hurdles should be a good alternative. By the time I need to use the hurdles in the vegetable garden the leaves will have settled and I can restack them into a more compact pile.