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Hosta leaves

Can hosta leaves that are decaying on the plant, be collected and turned into leaf mold (I'm an amature) so please be kind.


  • Presumably if they're mixed with much drier leaves it should be OK. 
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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,821
    Not a silly question.   

    I think they're too soft and soggy and are better on the compost heap.  Leaf mold is usually made from tree and shrub foliage which is far more fibrous and takes a year or two to breakdown but makes a great soil conditioner when ready.
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  • Okay thank you for your reply I will compost them, thanks again
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