• Is there any advantage to using fallen leaves instead of chopped straw in my compost?

    I like to make sure I have a good ratio of green and brown matter in my compost. I have access to a lot of straw but I wonder if there is an advantage to using fallen leaves instead. Is…

  • Ants in compost

    I dug out some soil from my compost heap and discovered its full of little ants.  What can I do to get rid of them in the compost before putting in my window boxes at the front of the house. …

  • OK to compost black tar infected leafs?

    Are black tar infected leaves OK for making leafmould and/or adding to compost? I would use the compost and leafmould for my vegtable garden. Would the fungus move to any of my vegtables, raspberry bushs or my pear trees which…

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