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Old February 24, 2018   #14
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Branson MO
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Default Leaves

You will get conflicting reports from different people and different areas of the country, but I found that oak in moderation worked fine for me. Don't just throw the leaves in the bin. As they become wetter, they tend to mat. I'd mix them wtih some grass clippings or something to break them up.

Here in Missouri there are areas where wigglers live along streams, etc. Always in layers of decomposing organic matter including leaves.

As you work with the bin, you will develop a sense of its health and what you are doing right or wrong. In my experience, the worms didn't like much attention and always did much better when I pretty well left them alone.
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