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cazsophieq2019cazsophieq2019 Posts: 192
edited March 2022 in Tools and techniques
Hi folks, another random question .....
The pic below is a bin, which was originally filled with crunchy dry leaves with the intention of making leaf mold however rainwater got in and the leaves became very slimey and sludgy so into the compost bin they went.

Just wondered if the remaining leaf infused water concoction would make a good plant food?ย 

Any thoughts?

Thanks as always ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    I doubt it. It'll just be sour water. Won't do any harm though.
    Leaves need to be kept moist to make leaf mould, but they also need air around them. Small amounts can be kept in black plastic bags with holes in them, or you can make a purpose built bin with posts and chicken wire.ย 

    They may not break down very quickly in the compost bin. If they'd been shredded it would be ok. You'll just have to wait and see. Some break down quicker than others too.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • @Fairygirl

    Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Šย 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,135
    It looks like tannin that has leeched from the leaves, it can be rather acidic, but probably won't cause any harm

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