[Market-farming] Shredding Leaves Efficiently

Richard Stewart rstewart at zoomtown.com
Mon Nov 24 07:57:59 EST 2014


I put them in my manure spreader with my current batch of compost.  My buddy just dropped off three truck loads of pure leaf mulch.  I fill the spreader with compost then pile the leaves on top.  I run the mix out and there is almost not need to shred.  Leaves break down quickly and when contact with organic matter already broken down the process is simply accelerated.

Richard Stewart
Carriage House Farm
513.967.1106

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> On Nov 23, 2014, at 2:50 PM, elaine granata <elainegranata at msn.com> wrote:
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> Dorene:  Not sure this is efficient, but I know of people who are using a weed whacker t o shred leaves—put them in a trash can and zap them.  That’s probably not practical for an acre, but I wonder if it would work to whack leaves piled up in large piles.  Aren’t there also lawnmowers that have a shredding  capacity—just mow over them?
>  
> Good luck.
>  
> Elaine
> Denver
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> From: Market-farming [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of David Paysnick
> Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 6:31 AM
> To: Market Farming
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Shredding Leaves Efficiently
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> Not sure what your budget is here.  I'd think the most efficient (human-hour wise) might be a leaf shredder/vac, like some landscape crews use.  I know some (most?) of them l just vac but not shred but maybe with creativity you could probably modify to shred.  On a smaller scale, I've used one of these for years. 
>  
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002MAPZYC/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/176-4074888-7453418
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> On Nov 23, 2014, at 7:52 AM, GarlicGrower <garlicgrower at green-logic.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi, Folks!
> 
> We have an acre of oak/hickory/maple woodland in the middle of our farm and the leaves are relatively easy to gather.  I wanted to shred them both for the chickens I’m getting (deep litter method) and for mulch for the garlic.  What’s your most efficient way of shredding lots of leaves?
>  
> We have a BCS with a BIO-150 chipper/shredder, but the leaves keep getting jammed in the shredder chute.  We’re using a pole to stir the leaves to get them to the blades, but if there is a more efficient way to shred an acre’s worth of leaves, I’m all ears.
>  
> Thanks!
>  
> Dorene
>  
> Dorene Pasekoff
> Hill Creek Farm
> 75 Creamery Road
> Pottstown, PA 19465
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> 610-506-3372
> http://www.hillcreekfarmpa.com/
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