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1. Leaf mould creators, listen up! You shouldn’t wait until all the leaves are down to start on this project, says Alan Titchmarsh

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2. What is Leaf mould? Leaf mould is compost made from tree leaves

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3. However, unlike traditional compost, Leaf mould is created through a fungal-driven process rather than a bacterially-driven process

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4. The end result of Leaf mould is an invaluable additive to soil

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5. Any leaf can make Leaf mould but some rot down much quicker - oak, alder and hornbeam for example - than others

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6. As far as pH goes, pine needles tend to make an acidic Leaf mould.

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7. Gardeners often refer to Leaf mould as “black gold” because gardens thrive when it’s used

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8. The benefits of Leaf mould cannot be overstated

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9. Yes, you can use Leaf mould for mulching your plants

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10. You can even use the Leaf mould for fertilizing small seedlings

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11. Is Leaf mould acidic or alkaline? Initially, Leaf mould is slightly acidic in nature

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12. Leaf mould is an essential part of pot mixture, mainly for indoor plants

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13. In combination with sand, Leaf mould is an excellent medium for planting stem cutting for root induction

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14. A mixture made up of one part in each of loam and sand, and two parts of Leaf mould are ideal for seed sowing

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15. Leaf mould along with coco peat is used to grow orchids.

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16. Leaf mould is made when autumn leaves are broken down by the slow action of fungi, rather than by bacteria that decompose other compost bin ingredients

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17. Pile leaves up separately in a bespoke Leaf mould bin or cage and you’ll have the perfect …

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18. Most leaves can be turned into Leaf mould, but some take longer to compost than others

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19. 12 or 20 kilogram bagged Leaf mould

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20. Fully composted, sieved and quality controlled Leaf mould compost

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21. ‘The holy grail is Leaf mould made from oak or hornbeam and, matured for two years.’ Photograph: Gap Photos

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22. Leaf mould definition: a type of fertilizer (= substance that makes plants grow) made from leaves that fall from trees in…

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23. If you want to make Leaf mould or compost leaves the fast easy way, we show you how

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24. Leaf mould is easy to make, free of pests, diseases and weeds (unless you gather it from where they’re seeding), a delight to handle, and you can’t possibly overdose your soil on it.

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25. Leaf mould is one of the best s In this episode of UK Here We Grow, we show you how to turn one of the last harvests of the year into something very special

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26. Leaf mould is one of the best s

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27. Leaf mould definition: Leaf mould is a substance consisting of decayed leaves that is used to improve the soil

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28. Leaf mould is a great way to turn garden waste into valuable fertiliser and it’s free of charge! Fallen leaves in built up areas close to roads can be affected by atmospheric pollution so try to avoid leaves near busy roads

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29. Leaf mould material isn’t rich in nutrients like some types of compost, but it is still beneficial

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30. ‘You should use garden loam with organic matter that contains peat moss, Leaf mould, compost, rotted or commercial manure.’ ‘Begun in 1982, the beds have been wrested from the fellside, with the removal of thousands of rocks and the incorporation of massive amounts of …

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31. Either use the Leaf mould as a mulch for your beds and borders the following autumn or leave them bagged up for a couple of years to create an excellent soil conditioner

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32. Leaf mould can be made by storing leaves in a mesh bin, made of chicken wire pinned to wooden posts

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33. Once the leaves have fully rotted down, the Leaf mould is a rich brown/black material ­ your own organic seed or potting compost! If you can produce large enough quantities, then Leaf mould can be used as a very good mulch.

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34. There is a variation on making Leaf mould using plastic sacks this involves adding the contents of the Bokashi bin to the plastic Leaf mould sack containing dry leaves during the winter months

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35. M ost people know that Leaf mould is a good thing

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36. Leaf mould synonyms, Leaf mould pronunciation, Leaf mould translation, English dictionary definition of Leaf mould

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37. Synonyms for Leaf mould in Free Thesaurus

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38. 2 synonyms for Leaf mould: leaf mold, leaf soil

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39. What are synonyms for Leaf mould?

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40. German Translation of “ Leaf mould” The official Collins English-German Dictionary online

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LEAF MOULD [ˈlēf ˌmōld]

NOUN

  • soil consisting chiefly of decayed leaves.
  • a fungal disease of plants in which mold develops on the leaves.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is leaf mold?

Leaf mold. Leaf mold (Leaf mould outside of the United States) is the product of slow decomposition of deciduous shrub and tree leaves. It is a form of compost produced primarily by fungal breakdown.

How to decompose leaf mold?

Here’s what you should know: 1 Add to Soil When your leaf mold has finished decomposing, you can use the simplest method of using it by tossing it into the garden. ... 2 Mulch It Leaf mold is also an inexpensive mulch. It can cost you nothing if you have enough leaves in your own yard. ... 3 Container Gardening

What is the difference between leaf mold and compost?

The difference between leaf mold and compost is compost is a nutritious element for your garden and is great for your soil too. Leaf mold is more of an additive to your soil.

What is autumn mold?

Autumn leaves are often collected as part of gardening or farming and kept in pits or containers so that the leaf mold can be used in the garden. The presence of oxygen from the air and sufficient moisture are essential for leaf decomposition. Leaf mold is not high in nutrient content, but it is excellent humic soil conditioner because...