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Have you ever considered allowing your leaves to break down and become leaf mold? Although it might sound funny, allowing your leaves to mold will ease them into becoming a wonderful rectification for soil.
Easily recognized as being dilapidated leaves of brackish colors, leaf mold is your key to the costless and efficient softener for any type of dirt.
This method should not replace your regular fertilizers and compost. These help to provide the nutritional supplements that soil needs to prosper and survive. It is a fantastic addition to your raised bed.
Leaf mold can moisten and help retain necessary water. This will keep the ground hydrated and in great condition for farming and gardening among other things.
Leaf Mold as an Ecosystem
Using the leaf mold method also contributes to retaining a successful and healthy environment for small insects that make their homes here, such as earthworms, as well as a variety of different salutary microorganisms, which in turn can help produce better crops and flowers.
Keep your soil contained in a nutrient-rich environment the free and easy way. You are not only promoting a wonderful manner of enrichment but also an eco-friendly system that will benefit you and the world around you.
As leaves decompose they become acidic and will destroy your lawn if you keep the pile in your yard. Keep that in mind. These piles might be easy to rake up in the yard and leave in the middle, but they will destroy our lawn.
Leaves are best stored away from your lawn.
Look for a nice desolate spot on your property and make a separate pile of leaves that will turn into leaf mold for your garden next year! It’s free and it’s effective.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.