[nafex] Leaves in hole before fruit tree

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 21:28:36 EST 2020

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 5:46 PM DB <pogohome at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I am wondering if putting some dead leaves (that time of year) into the
> bottom of a hole before planting a tree would be of any benefit and add
> some biology to the clay.

Compost the leaves first. It is easy. Just put them in a pile on the
ground. Mow or scythe grass and weeds, add that to the pile.
Weed the garden with how and put that with a little dirt on the pile. Put
kitchen scraps on the pile. Save pee and put that on it too.
Keep it watered down so it doesn;t dry out. Turn it from time to time. It
will be ready for use in a few months.
You would be surprised how quickly it works off and shrinks in size,
becoming more dense with abundant biologically active humus and nutrients.

I have thick clay just a few inches down and want to do something to jump
> start the soil for when I plant the fruit

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