After decommissioning my potato bin into a composter I decided to try composting leaves for the first time. So I have been collecting all the fallen leaves onto the back patio. Last week after about 80% of the leaves had fallen I decided to start the compost'in. I fired up the mulching mower (or should I say fight with the mower for :20 to get it going) with the rear bag attached to chop them all up. As the rear bag filled up I kept dumping it out into the compost bin.
There was enough to fill the bin to the top. I am hoping it shrinks down fast so I have a place for the leaves that are still falling. My plan for these is to keep them watered when it has not rained for a while and turn them about once a month. I am guessing they will be ready for the garden by next fall, hopefully just in time to fill it up again with next falls leaves.
23 hours ago