Leaf pile green manure
Dec 05, · How to Compost Leaves. Co-authored by Grow It Organically. As with the grass clippings, add manure to your leaf pile at a ratio. So, if you have 5 wheelbarrow loads of leaves, add in 1 wheelbarrow of manure. Purchase manure at any large landscaping or gardening-supply store. Or, if you live near a livestock farm or ranch, talk to the %(1). Dec 20, · Build a 4-foot diameter by 3-foot high leaf-only compost pile if you have too many leaves to put in the main compost pile. Place a layer of soil between each foot of leaves. Oct 26, · Now that you have a big pile of shredded leaves, it’s time to heat that pile up with a little nitrogen. A good compost pile is made up of a 4 parts of brown (dry materials), and 1 part “green” or active materials. Dry materials of course are the leaves. The greens are materials that contain a good source of nitrogen to get the pile cooking.