Should I not use my oak leafmould?
Devon, United Kingdom
A few months ago someone on GOY said that oak leaves
are not good for making leafmould. Is that because the leaves take an age to break down or is it the end product that is undesirable?
I've been making it from Red Oak leaves for about 12 years now and it certainly takes years to become crumbly. In fact I tend to use it after two years but it isn't really ready then. Recently I shovelled up some at the bottom of the garden where I just leave the leaves to nature. The stuff is lovely and crumbly but should I not be using any of it?
- 14 Feb, 2009