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Maple leaves have fallen and we’re all going to live




This is a follow up to the recent post “maple leaves falling and we’re all going to die.” Turns out, stories of our imminent death may have been premature. I was able to contact Professor George Hudler of Cornell for … Continue reading






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Maple leaves are falling and we’re all going to die




I’ve received a lot of questions about the diseased Maple leaves falling early and whether they’re safe to compost. I’m terrible at this whole “don’t give an answer right away in order to drag readers along” so here’s the short … Continue reading






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Putting fall “garbage” to use




Autumn’s garbage provides a wealth of opportunities for next year’s garden. Not just leaves, but pumpkins and potted plants, too. (But leave the straw bale.)






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How many leaves do I need?




People often ask how many leaves they should save for their compost pile. It’s the right question to ask, because when making compost if you strike the correct balance of leaves and nitrogen-rich food scraps, you’ll get rich, light, sweet-smelling compost. Get … Continue reading






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