Friday, March 23, 2012

Black Gold....

Black Gold...
Not of the 'crude' type.  But, of the leaf type.

Before the rains, I raked off the top layer in the compost bin.  Moved all those un-rotted leaves.  
The ants were not too happy with me.  They've made several nests in there.
It's their break down matter.  But, they surely didn't want my presence,
and let me know about it.

I uncovered what I was looking for.

  I managed to get three cartloads of this good stuff.
I don't screen it.  Just take out the sticks and other things that don't work out so well.

I used this to top dress plants in the fenced yard.   It makes great mulch, 
and feeds the plants naturally.  The plants love it.  The worms love it.
And, I love it.

Black Gold...Leaf Mold
It's a good thing.

Have a Great Weekend...


  1. Looks good. What a nice top dressing for your plants. Have a nice weekend:)

  2. That's exactly what I do. Rake the top off the pile and use the partially decomposed leaves. The pile gets turned naturally that way.

  3. Ooh, love that black gold! I need to do the same thing with my compost pile.

    It made me happy to see all that water you have gotten. I know it can sometimes be dangerous, but dang, you all need it!

  4. That is the best "gold" you can have...that is for your plants. Happy Digging!!!

  5. I agree, rotted leaf mold is the best! While my neighbors are raking up their leaves and bagging them for City pickup, I'm piling mine up to rot. What's better than free fertilizer and worm food? Free is good!

  6. Hi Linda! Thanks for the comment on my blog. Your compost looks good..I just hauled some back from Home Depot..I have yet to make a compost pile. Rebecca

  7. That's great looking compost. I don't screen mine either. I don't have the time and the plants don't seem to mind.


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