How can I make beech tree leaves into compost using an old domestic refuse bin?
- Mr. PLv 79 months ago
Put some holes in the base of the bin or it will become a soggy mess.
Then add a mixture of leaves and cut grass. Allow a few weeks for any thermal composting to take place, then add red worms from the garden. Within a few weeks they will multiply and do the work for you.
Leave for 6 months and it will be fit to sieve for potting soil, or you can keep adding to it and after 6 months remove the top and use the base material, then replace and keep going.
Try and keep the pile covered with a lid or a cover or a lot of useful nutrients will be washed out.
- Anonymous9 months ago
mixtures break down more quickly and more balanced. Add red worms to improve it more. With worms they have to have new greens/weeds/kitchen scraps (no citrus) plus keep it moist.
- Girlie ElectricsLv 79 months ago
Mow over leaves to break them into smaller pieces.
Put into bin, cover with lid.
- 10 months ago
Yes. Better still, use a plastic sack. Leaves compost naturally and you only need to contain them. Beech leaves are quite tough and may take a couple of years to rot down.