Submitted by guest blogger Brad Miller
I have only been composting a couple of years now so I was excited when they asked me to write a blog post. Fall is a great time for composting since it provides my compost pile with a large amount of leaves.
|Brad's inner child playing in leaves.|
These leaves allow me to mix my food waste and coffee grounds into the pile throughout the winter and spring. Any extra leaves I have are bagged and used in the spring and summer.
One thing I have learned in my short time composting is that oak leaves break down much slower than other leaves. If you have a lot of oak leaves, try mulching them with your mower first to help them break down quicker when put in your compost pile/bin.
Here is a great video explaining how to mulch your leaves with a mower:
Do you have more leaves than you can handle or are you looking for more leaves? Consider joining the Greater Cincinnati Leaf Exchange Facebook group to connect with your neighbors.