Leaf Shredding Season!

three bags and shredder-after

The leaves are falling- I hope you’re like me and are frantically collecting them for composting.

When I got my leaf shredder, I remember reading something saying 7 bags of unshredded leaves will fit in one single bag… I don’t know about that.

Regardless, I got three relatively large bags into this one big bag.

It saves me space, and more importantly I can get my compost pile cooking.

I’ve been neglecting shredding for several months, as I wanted to compost as if I don’t own a shredder like most people.

My pile has shown this change, as it has only been cooking in the 90F – 110F range instead of the usual 130F+.

Another cool benefit to shredding is that when you add a layer to the compost pile, you can easily spot twigs and sticks that you’d otherwise miss from dumping in a bag of unshredded leaves.

My next post will focus on whether or not my pile jumps in temperature the way I’ve predicted…stay tuned.

I love the fall…tis the season for composting!

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