Leaf fall has begun!

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    I am looking forward to starting this years leaf mold pile. It really makes nice spring compost, especially if I don't let the leaves sit on the grass too long. I know the neighbors will think I am overachieving the leaf pickup, and I bet I get at least one that will helpfully mention that it will be easier to mulch them into the lawn.
     
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    Leaf moud is really useful. A church bagged their fallen leaves and I would ask my son to stop the car and I would grab them. I still have about 2 bags at the back. Good for a lot of stuff. I wish I had that many leaves to collect, would make it into a business - £1 a bag! Why not! Better than burning them and foul the neighbourhood.
     
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    SAY WHAT!!! The leaves are turning alreadyo_O

    I've noticed the sun starting its downward trajectory, but it's still quite warm here.

    BTW, this thread prompted me to find this interactive website that shows the status of leaves changing; notice the sliding scale under the map.

    https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/
     
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    Cool site! I have a cherry that loses its leaves in July but it is an idiot. My hardwoods will be last like the map says. Thank goodness my yardcomes in waves of leaf drop or I would be swamped.
     
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    I have added molasses to the yard and have been mulching. The buildup of organic material is visible, but we have soooo many more leave to come that soon the drifts of leaves will not be mowable. It was 90 ish today, and I think when it snaps cold the leaves will drop hard and fast this year so maybe it can be over with in a month. My compost pile is ready to get replenished.
     
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    How much have you paid for your molasses and what quality is it please, DM? Unsulphured? Unrefined?
     
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    I get unsulphured blackstrap here for about 5 dollars a gallon. There is a freight cost on 2 5 gallon buckets that depends on your location so I would suggest a closer supply.
     
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    Certainly not from the States. I will look into it. Thank you.
     
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